HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Students at the Sandy Hook Elementary School will not have to make up the days they missed in the wake of last month’s massacre in Newtown.
The state Board of Education on Wednesday granted a waiver shortening their school year from the mandatory 180 days to 177 days.READ MORE: Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
The school district originally had planned a 183-day school year.
The school was closed after the Dec. 14 shooting that left 20 students and six faculty members dead.READ MORE: Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'
The more than 400 students from the school returned to classes on Jan. 4 at a former middle school in Monroe that was renovated for them.
Because of an already planned holiday break, students missed just six scheduled days of classes.
The General Assembly in December passed legislation allowing for the waiver.MORE NEWS: After Almost 2 Years, New York Philharmonic Returns For 180th Season
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