Heavy snow in Central New York often means a snow day for kids to go sledding, hang out with friends, or just relax.
However, Peoria public schools in Illinois are re-defining the snow day, preparing special homework assignments meant for snow days.
The schools call it Snow Day E-Learning, or “learn from home” days. The policy was used last winter and approved again for this year.
CNYCentral reached out to local school districts to see if they would consider a similar policy.
In the winter, it’s Central Square Superintendent Tom Colabufo’s job to decide whether to call a snow day.
“When I first heard of it I’m kind of against it, I think that we have so much on our students and our teachers that when they get those rare snow days I kind of think it’s an opportunity for them to relax and unwind that I think is really important,” Colabufo explains.