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Howe Teachers To Get Paid For Days Missed During Ice Storm

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HOWE, TX -- Teachers in Howe will get paid for about a week's worth of time that they didn't have to work.

At a meeting tonight, the school board decided that teachers shouldn't miss out on their regular income just because the weather was too bad to come in to school for several days this winter.

They also voted to ask the state to allow them to not make up four days missed due to icy weather.

"We've missed 6 days of school due to snow and ice this year and we have 2 bad weather days built in to our calendar, and we've applied to TEA to waive the other 4 days so that we don't have to extend our year into the summer," says Howe ISD superintendent Kevin Wilson.

Wilson says the TEA has approved similar requests in the past and they expect to hear a decision within the next 30 days. If the request is rejected, they could have to add an extra week of school in June.