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Regents exams rescheduled

 New York State - Normally, many students welcome this weather because it can result in less time at school.

But not on this Tuesday. Not for many students.

If schools closed, and it's possible students won't be able to take scheduled Regents tests, they would have to wait until June to make up the exams.

The New York State Department of Education department clarified its guidelines on Monday, saying schools can continue testing even if the district is "closed."

Canandaigua City Schools, which are on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning said they will administer exams despite the weather.

The district says it will contact test test-takers and offer them bus rides to school.

If they have missed one in January that they could have put aside, then their schedule is also more full in June and they're going to have to study more things and it just makes things more difficult, said Andy Thomas of the Canandaigua City School District. It gets a little bit dicey. We just don't want kids to get into that position if they can help it.

The tests have to be given at a certain time in order to fit into the state's testing window for security reasons.

The tests have to begin by 10 a.m. if school is delayed.

Other districts are also working on making that tough call.

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Washington Times