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Feb 08, 2016

Should Schools Make Up Snow Days on Saturdays?

Last May, kids in Wake County, North Carolina, did something unusual. They went to school on two Saturdays! They were making up for snow days that had closed their schools earlier in the year. The Wake County school district is one of several in the U.S. that make up snow days on weekends.

When schools cancel too many days because of bad weather, they have to find a time to make them up. Some districts solve the problem by adding extra days to the end of the school year. Others make up those days during holiday breaks. But some people think Wake County’s policy makes the most sense. Though going to school on Saturday might not sound like fun, they argue that it’s the best option because it doesn’t cut into kids’ vacations.

Other people think weekends and school shouldn’t mix. Some say it’s hard for kids to focus on schoolwork during the weekend. Plus, many parents point out that their kids are busy with activities on Saturdays, such as sporting events or family parties. They say these commitments would make a lot of students skip Saturday makeup days anyway.

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