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Marmaduke Students Miss 3 Weeks of School Because of Tornado

April 22, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST

MARMADUKE, Ark. (AP) _ Marmaduke's 770 public school students

haven't attended classes for three weeks because of a tornado that

tore through their campus earlier this month.

Superintendent Debbie Smith had hoped to open school Monday, but

recent rains slowed down work on installing modular classrooms. She

said classes may resume Wednesday or Thursday.

The state Department of Education requires public school

students to attend at least 178 days of school each year. Smith has

asked the state for a waiver for the missed days so that students

won't have to make them up.

The state Board of Education is expected to decide the waiver

request May Eighth.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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