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Several options being considered

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Baton Rouge schools are considering how to make up three to five school days lost due to January's winter storms.

The Advocate reports that any time made up will have to occur between now and late May, when the 2013-14 school year ends.

Louisiana requires schools to be in session at least 63,720 minutes -- which works out to 177 six-hour days -- and many school districts have extra days and time in their schedules.

School leaders have an incentive to make up time quickly so students can better prepare for standardized testing that starts March 18 and continues off and on through the end of the school year.

Ideas under consideration are cutting upcoming holidays short, eliminating teacher training days and extending the length of the school day.

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