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Montgomery County Schools students might get a break from making up all of the snow days missed this year.

Superintendent of Schools Joshua Starr has asked Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery to allow the school system not to make up four of the nine days missed this year. The school closed for poor weather conditions those days.

The waiver request was first reported by Bethesda Now.

Five days are already built into the school system to account for snow days.

If the state grants a waiver for the four days, the school would have to add only one day onto the end of the school year to make up for the missed time.

That would mean the school year would end June 13, instead of June 12.

Without the waiver, the school year would end June 17, barring any additional snow days this year.

In his letter, Starr said the four days would not cause students to fall below the required scheduled hours of instruction.