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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Snow Days Are Not Easily Made Up

Parents, teachers and some students wondering how to squish 10 missed days of teaching into the remaining school year.

Zoe Watson of the Anglophone South School District tells CHSJ News high schools are concerned about the time missed.

She says they changed semesters at the end of January. 

Only 2 days were missed in the first semester while the second semester saw 8 missed days.

After one recent storm they didn't close schools and the forecast changed significantly so it was necessary to send the students home at noon.

Watson says two weeks ago the snow days interfered with Parent/Teacher days and schools worked hard to get the evening portion in.

As far as extending the school year goes, the number of teaching days is a contractual issue so it would not be easily accomplished.