Students who missed class last week after Albany County schools were closed due to the power outage will have to make up that day at the end of this month.

The state requires 175 days of student contact and does not budget for snow days.

According to Mike Hamel, assistant superintendent for human resources and quality learning at Albany County School District No. 1, up until last year when a bird flew into a transformer and caused another power outage that resulted in school closures, it had been 12-15 years since Laramie utilized a snow day.

"So I think at some point during that time span, the calendar committee just quit building them in," says Hamel.

The make-up day set for May 31 will only require students to attend for half a day.

Here is the full announcement from the Albany County School District:


Albany County School District One must make up the missed day of April 26th due to widespread power outages.  The district is mandated to have 175 days of student contact.  Tuesday May 31st will be a school day for all students.  It will be an early release day and there will be no lunch served.  If you have any questions or need further information please contact your principal or call District Administration Office at (307)721-4400.