Some school districts have gone over their allotted number of snow days, and now, it is cutting into vacation time.
Students in Fort Lee, N.J., will miss out on the opportunity to sleep in, or watch their favorite cartoons, on a couple of Saturday mornings this month.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday night that the state’s schoolchildren will have to make up the snow days they have missed in this unusually harsh winter.
Can technology trump Mother Nature when she delivers a brutal winter like this one? School districts counting up the snow days are hoping so.
Schools were closed Thursday and again Friday after a nor’easter dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Westchester County.
The Paterson, N.J. school district set aside five days and have already used four. The district could opt to add school days at the end of June or take away some of the scheduled days off in April if they go over five snow days.
The good news is that students are going to get the snow days that weren’t used this winter back. The bad news, however, is that they will have to come back to school for a half-day afterward.
Maybe it is wishful thinking, but we are already into February and the Uniondale school district on Long Island has not used any of its two snow days. Dare we ask what happens if this continues?