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Nearly Half Of Westport Students Missed Class On Snow Makeup Day

Westport Superintendent of Schools Elliot Landon said almost half of all students did not attend school on the April 14 snow makeup day, according to a story from CTPost.com.
Westport Superintendent of Schools Elliot Landon said almost half of all students did not attend school on the April 14 snow makeup day, according to a story from CTPost.com. Photo Credit: File Photo

WESPORT, Conn. -- Nearly half of all Westport students did not attend school on Monday, April 14, which was a snow makeup day, Westport Superintendent of Schools Elliot Landon told the CTPost.com.

The school board announced in March that April 14 would be a makeup day, rather than a vacation day as originally scheduled. The day would have been the first day of a weeklong spring break for students. The break was shortened to four days because of the makeup day.

"The student absences for April 14 ranged from 35 percent to 50 percent," Landon said Monday, according to the CTPost.com report. "This was an unusually, very high number of absences for any one day during the school year."

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