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McCrory will evaluate if NC schools must make up all lost time

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said he and the state's education leaders will evaluate whether students in the public schools will have to make up all the days they have missed because of inclement weather.

Under North Carolina law, students must be in school for a minimum of 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction.

The Wake County Board of Education will met Tuesday, beginning at 4 p.m., and will discuss requirements and options, according to Wake schools spokeswoman Samiha Khanna.

Also, schools must end no later than the Friday closest to June 11, although there can be waivers based on weather. The closing date doesn't apply to special exceptions such as year-round schools.

McCrory noted Friday that the intense weather in North Carolina this winter has been challenging for schools, and he will discuss options with his legal adviser as well as State Superintendent June Atkinson and Bill Cobey, head of the State Board of Education.

"I've got to ensure that I follow the law and we are reviewing all of our options," McCrory said.

He said announcements could be coming by next week.

Many systems, including Wake County, have not announced when they will make up days that were missed this week because of snow.

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