It's been an above-average winter for snowfall in St. Louis, and that's wreaking havoc with the schedules for area school districts.
By state law, Missouri students have to be in class for at least 174 days and 1,044 hours. Most districts build a few extra classroom days into the schedule in order to be able to call school in case of bad weather.
The St. Louis Public School District is adopting a more inclusive policy for charter schools.
Historically, the district has accused charters of siphoning away students and resources.
St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams says the time has to be more proactive in regard to charters.
If you were listening to NPR's Morning Edition around 6:30 a.m. or again around 8:30 a.m., you might have heard a familiar name - developer Richard Baron, of McCormack Baron Salazar.
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