GREENSBORO — The recent round of snow and winter weather forced area schools to cancel classes for several days.
Guilford County school officials recently announced students will make up missed days on April 18 and April 19. They said since the calendar is created at least a year in advance, they have little room to make alterations. Mandates from the state level that dictate how long and when students need be in school further complicate the situation.
School officials received input from community members, teachers, and parents before the final calendar is set.
“[Taking away from vacation] is always very frustrating and not something you like to do, but on the same token you don't want to have to put all of your instructional days or makeup days at the end of the school year; when it is past state tests and you are losing instructional time. That makes no sense from an educational perspective either,” said Nora Carr, with Guilford County Schools.
While school officials have considered Saturdays as an option for school make-up days, it is cost prohibitive and creates religious conflicts.