Plaistow looking ahead to inevitable snow days
Superintendent Earl Metzler said the district is looking at plans and conducting a survey of parents, students and teachers to determine the feasibility of the program, which would count snow days as regular school days if a certain percentage of students complete the prescribed amount of work.
If 80 percent of the students in the district complete the assignments handed out for the snow days, then it qualifies as a day of school and an additional day is not added to the end of the school year.
The deadline for the application to the state to take part in the program this year is Nov. 1. Depending on how things go over the next week or so, Metzler said the district could be ready to apply for this year or wait until next year.
Doing it right means the survey is completed, there is support from all the stakeholders, and the School Board has approved an attendance policy tied to the Blizzard Bag program.
School Board member Peter Bealo said he read about the Blizzard Bag program a little over a year ago.
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