WCSD School Board talks digital days

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- The Washoe County School Board continues to work on its digital days policy after it was deemed illegal by the Nevada Department of Education.

The digital days that students and staff have participated in so far this school year will count as school days, but the district will discontinue the policy and add makeup days at the end of the year for future snow days this year.

The School Board is not giving up on digital days and is working with a lawmakers to produce legislation to bring the policy back into the Washoe County School system. WCSD leaders say they are concerned because at least one-third of students are absent when days are added to the end of the school year.

At the Board of Education meeting March 12, 2019, members mentioned the shock they experienced when the Nevada Department of Education told them to end Digital Days, because the pilot program had been approved in Incline Village.

The District is launching a new website detailing notifications to inform parents about inclement weather decisions.