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Many school districts push back last day of school due to snow days

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(WJLA) - D.C.-area school districts are struggling to find ways to make up days missed due to inclement weather.

Several districts are moving to extend the school year, adding days onto June after yet another winter storm this week caused at least two more missed days for most.

As of this week, Fairfax County Public Schools has extended its school year two days, and will now be in session until Tuesday, June 24.

Prince William County will also tack on two extra days to the year, with school now going until Friday, June 20.

The Montgomery County and D.C. districts have both announced their last days of school will now be June 19. Prince George's County will now end on June 16.

Naturally, many parents are not happy.

Montgomery County parent Tracy Solomon told ABC7 she is not looking forward to a longer school year, calling it a "drag."

"I think they should waive this and let the kids end at the regular time," she said.

Yael Israel's kids were out of school again today because of parent-teacher conferences -- and she said she'd much rather see the missed days made up by eliminating days like those.

"I'd love it if we could make up the days some other ways," she said. "We have a lot of early release days, so if we can maybe give up those afternoons...for me, personally, that would be a better route to go"

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