Many Regents Exams Cancelled Due to Weather

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Overnight snow Monday caused two dozen WNY school districts to cancel classes, and that became a headache for schools and students who were supposed to take regents exams.

A spokesperson from the state education department said unfortunately there's only one option -- students who missed their exams Monday have to wait until June to take them.

There were several different high school regents exams scheduled for Monday, including biology, English and physics.

These are statewide tests, and most districts across the state administered them with no problems. But the State Education Department says they can't reschedule the exams for local districts that cancelled classes because of the weather. That means students who have been studying hard and preparing for today, need to study all over again come June.

More students may face the same problem Tuesday. Wind chills are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees below zero Tuesday morning, and school administrators will have to decide if that's bad enough to cancel classes again.

There are several more exams on the schedule Tuesday, including global history/geography and algebra 2/trigonometry.

In most cases, a 2-hour delay will work, because the morning tests can be administered as long as students are in the supervised classroom by 10 a.m.


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