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Philly School District Says 'So Long' to Spring Break

The district announced changes to the school year calendar to make up for snow days.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014  |  Updated 4:27 PM EDT
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The School District of Philadelphia announced changes to the school year calendar in a press release Friday afternoon.

The district announced that schools will now be open for three days during spring recess -- April 15, 16 and 17 -- to make up for lost instructional days due to bad weather.

The last day of school for students is scheduled for Thursday, June 19, 2014, but that could change if schools are forced to close for inclement weather in the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires 180 days of instruction or 990 hours for 7th through 12th grades, and 900 hours for kindergarten though 6th grade. Gallard says the district can also ask for a waiver of the required days if the hours of instruction are met.

The school district is urging parents to check the district's website often for updates.

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