How many Snow Days Left?

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Snow days are something we've seen a lot of this school year, and many school districts have already used them all up.

Marietta is one of the few local school districts with days to spare, having used only two of the five days allocated.

All of the other school districts in Washington County have either used all of their snow days or have only one left.

And across the river in Wood County, Monday was the last snow day that can be used before the calendar is adjusted.

However, officials assure us, that making up those days will not cut into spring break.

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  • by John on Feb 1, 2009 at 05:11 AM
    Last time I checked wood county school's doesn't have any snow day's. There were three days set aside for snow day's,but that's gone. If one day is missed that day is made up three day's those three days are made up. Snow day were taken away because of the "No child left behind" that was put in place years age. Three or four day's of spring break one year was taken on year to make up for the snow day's now day's are added on at then end of the school year. Example last of school would fall on the third of June in stead two or three days is tacked on for the make up snow day's. If the BOE starts school in Aug then those day's in school SHOULD make up for the last day's snow days in the winter.
  • by Jan on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    Just curious if the BOE is going to close schools down for the rest of the week. Only two day's left. Probably not take it day by day like they always have. It wouldn't be the first time school was out for a week because of the 24 inches of snow we had many moons ago.
  • by Justwondering Location: Mtta. on Jan 27, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    Who decides in a college closing? We have a level 2 Snow emergency and WSCC apparently saw that they needed to risk the safety of everyone and stay open.
  • by Anon Location: Ohio on Jan 27, 2009 at 03:45 PM
    I thank all the hard working teachers that deal with our kids 5 days a week. They're not appreciated, is right. They do a lot more than teach our kids!!! As for the snow days, I thank the BOE for looking out for the kids. We live out in the country, and you guys need to understand that these roads are terrible and don't get touched.
  • by happy Location: Parkersburg on Jan 27, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    I went by the DMV today and they were lucky to close at 2pm snow day.So i have to go back,I wonder if they get a snow day tomrrow too.
  • by 4GreatKids Location: Lowell on Jan 27, 2009 at 01:47 PM
    I actually don't object to year round school. Even you, anon, must recognize the difference between the capabilities and stresses of a kid and that of an adult. Spring break comes at a time when most kids haven't had a real break since X-mas. They learn and incorporate new info all day every day. Us working stiffs pretty much repeat known tasks. Give them their Spring break!
  • by Anonymous Location: parkersburg on Jan 27, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    I am a mom of 3 and very concerned with the safety of my children, however, the BOE has gotten it wrong just about every day this year. To those who say working parents are looking for a babysitter, you are totally wrong. The fact is that those parents still have to go to work which means they are on the road with their children anyway. We enjoyed a movie on a snow day and it was packed. The mall was packed with children. Today, January 27th is a true snow day. Yesterday was absurd!!! Just be consistent and considerate and give people notice. I think the two-hour delays for temperatures are ridiculous. It doesn't warm up enough to make any difference. Cold is cold. More days need to be built in the next year's calendar if they don't want the schedule messed up.
  • by Jane on Jan 27, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    Sorry,but the way I see it those teachers don't get paid enough for what they put up with these day's. Last year their was school on good friday,but those kids for religous. The BOE should bring back the snow day or when school starts early in Aug. Those are the make up day's ahead of time.
  • by Anon Location: Ohio on Jan 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    Anytime the road conditions are questionable, I would rather see the BOE error on the side of caution than see our kids get in a wreck because some of you can't deal with change. Get an emergency babysitter for days like today! Don't complain. The BOE is looking out for the safety of our kids!!!
  • by Mom of 2 in country Location: washington on Jan 27, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    My comment about working parents wasn't intended on days that truly heed a delay or cancellation but yesterday and many other days were ridiculous. The road conditions were fine,slow down and leave doesn't stop because an inch of snow is on the ground...In reference to your opinion you must live in the city .I live in the country and my road was still snow covered and pretty slick still at 6 pm last night(1-26).So I am grateful that they didnt have school yesterday cause my kids would have missed...Unless you live in the country you dont understand!!!!!
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