Last month’s snow meant missed school days for area schools…Amherst County was no exception. BUT options for making them up are fewer than other locations. Some area schools have opted to extend the school days to make up for missed class-time; however, Amherst County schools have already been operating on an extended school day schedule for many years; average around 30 minutes more than the required five and a half instructional hours. Sources say five teacher workdays have been turned into instructional days. However, how wintry weather will affect Standards of Learning testing during spring months remains to be seen.