Area school districts contemplate snow day makeups

With so many snow storms, area schools are struggling to make up for all the snow days accumulated this winter.
February 12, 2014 2:43:45 PM PST
With so many snow storms, area schools are struggling to make up for all the snow days accumulated this winter.

Graduation day for seniors at Governor Mifflin High School in Shillington, Berks County was originally scheduled for June 7.

However school district officials have already decided to push back the ceremony a week to June 14 - to make up for all the snow days accumulated this winter.

Well, approximately 30 seniors decided that decision doesn't work for them so on Tuesday they walked out of class in protest.

"This was like a way of getting a voice out for us as students," said Austin Speck, senior.

"With the date pushed back several of the students wouldn't be able to walk with us. The students, these are my classmates, and I want to walk with them on my graduation," said Abigail Mansell, senior.

While the Governor Mifflin School District has already made its decision, many others across the region are deciding to wait before deciding how to make up their snow days.

After all, another winter storm is approaching and Spring is still about six weeks away.

Abington School District officials say they're not going to reset their schedule until March 11th.

So far, they only have to make up two days to reach the required school-year minimum of 180.

However Abington assistant superintendent Dr. Leigh Altadonna says the way this winter has been going they are considering every option.

"They're all on the table. No decisions made, we will access the situation presumably by March 11 when hopefully the winter will be behind us," said Dr. Altadonna.

Abington School District may possible qualify for an expemption since two of those snowdays were due to power outages.


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