Rich Zeoli spoke with the Superintendent of the Quakertown School District, William Harner, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about a proposal to change snow days into ‘cyber’ days.
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill designed to give schools more flexibility in making up snow days from this brutal winter, but it’s unclear whether it will get action in the state House.
The Pennsylvania Senate this week is expected to vote on a bill to give relief to school districts struggling to make up school days lost to ice and snow, but House leaders say legislation may not be necessary.
District schools will now be in session for students and staff from April 21-25, which had been scheduled as Spring Break.
President’s Day usually means school is out, but today students are up early and in class, whether they like it or not.
The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will now be open three days, April 15, 16, 17, originally designated for spring break.
Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.
New research out of Harvard reveals not calling schools off for a snow day might be more detrimental to students than canceling school for the weather.
Philadelphia-based psychologist Dr. Melissa Brand encourages parents to plan ahead, stock up on supplies, and structure the day.
The district had only two snow days built into its calendar for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools were closed for four days this academic year.
The Philadelphia School District is canceling a scheduled day off this Wednesday in an effort to make up for loss time due to the recent snowstorms.
By Nicole Brewer: Well, kiddies …. be careful what you wish for. Your sacred snow day now comes with a catch.