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Snow Days May Mean Fewer School Off Days

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Peekskill third grader Sarai brushing snow off car on snow day (credit: CBS 2)

Peekskill third grader Sarai brushing snow off car on snow day (credit: CBS 2)

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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (CBS 2) — Snow days are fun, especially for the kids, but everything comes with a price. More snow days in Yonkers could cost some precious vacation time, Tony Aiello reports.

Peekskill resident Khalid Sales watched his plans to take in a movie on his day off blown away with the snow that canceled school and put him in charge of the kids. Asked what her message for her teacher Miss Cohen on Friday, third grader Sarai Sales said, “I hope you have a super snowy day.”

“We can’t control the weather, but for safety purposes, if the kids can’t go to school, they can’t go to school,” said Sales.

The snow day also had Jesus Morales playing daddy day care.

“Yeah, it was difficult, but what can you do?  School is school,” Morales said.

It’s the third time this year that Peekskill has declared a snow day. “We got one more snow day I think and then it’ll start eating away, yep,” said resident Bob Lazevnic.

Eating away at the school calendar, districts may be forced to cancel teacher development days or shorten one of their break periods.

“I think they’re going to be really careful in how they make their next calls, but you really don’t know, this weather is like unpredictable,” said teacher Wesley Curtis.

Aiello noted more snow in the forecast for next week, and Curtis replied “For next week, exactly.”

At which point, even kids who love snow may say “enough.”

“I’m going to kind of enjoy it. They’re getting a little old,” said Sarai.

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