Snow Day Make Ups [POLL]
School Districts in Maine have been snowed under this winter, and as a result, have used many more snow days than they had built into the calendar, if they had built in any at all. As a result, they're now struggling to figure out how to make up those missed days.
Many schools are considering adding Saturdays, or shortening April vacation. But, Representative Will Tuell, a freshman, Republican serving the people of House District 139 which includes Cutler, East Machias, Eastport, Lubec, Machias, Machiasport, Roque Bluffs and Whiting, plus the unorganized territory of Trescott Township has introduced a bill to allow school districts to add a hour to the school day. Five one hour extensions would be equivalent to one school day. The bill would allow school districts to extend the school day a maximum of 25 times, hence allowing them to make up, up to 5 snow days. The bill will be before the Education Committee on Wednesday, February 25th
I can certainly see the advantage of adding a hour to the day. It avoids schools having to heat the buildings on Saturdays. Schools have published their calendar, and families plan trips accordingly. Older teens have jobs on Saturdays. So what do you think?