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Local District Weighs Snow Day Makeup Options

Superintendent Danny Tanoos is taking to Twitter and asking for advice about how his corporation should make-up its snow days.
Superintendent Danny Tanoos is taking to Twitter and asking for advice about how his corporation should make-up its snow days.

"I probably have had 1,500 tweets back, my Twitter account blew up last night," Tanoos said.

The district has six days to make-up.

Three of those will be handled thanks to "snowdays" built into the calendar.

Now the question is, does the corporation extend its school day or tack the three extra days onto the end of the year to make-up the difference? 

"Just trying to get as many thoughts as it will affect everyone involved," Tanoos said.

It definitely affects Lynda Bell.

She has two kids in Vigo County schools.

It was something she discussed with a friend while enjoying their morning coffee friday.

"I don't think the hour before or after school would work because a lot of students have jobs and it would impact athletic programs," Bell said.

In her eyes, The best option is weekend school.

"Personally I'd just rather the kids just do a Saturday and get most of the hours done that way," Bell said.

Rachel Targett's work schedule is flexible.

She worries adding time to the school day could create problems for parents who are tight on time.

"I get off work early, so it's not inconvenient for me to pick up my daughter at any given time during the day, other people have daycare to deal with or perhaps they have another parent or relative picking their child up," Targett said.

And then there's the issue of student fatigue.

"I wonder how much attention you're actually going to get out of the children, I fell like they would lose their ability to focus after a certain amount of time," Targett said.
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