Schools Can Choose More Instruction or to Save Money

Because of the mild winter, schools have been able to save “snow makeup days”.  So a number of them have decided to shorten the school year in order to save money.  This has been taking place in Westmont, Illinois, Warren Count, Kentucky and Burlington, Vermont.  In Marion County, West Virginia, students will not go to school on 6 scheduled Fridays.

While this may sound like a good idea, it leave parents searching to find day care or taking off from work or finding outside help.  How much money can schools be saving?  They still have to pay for salaries?  It’s not that children need the additional instructional time, it must be about saving money.