Are snow days a thing of the past?
Sure, the white stuff hasn’t started falling across Upstate New York yet, but in a matter of days or weeks it will. As winter arrives, the question comes up for the second year in a row: Are school districts going to do snow days this year?
The coronavirus pandemic made remote learning common. While many districts have switched away from remote learning – many of the tools used remain place.
The state has extended a pilot program, allowing schools to flex snow days and utilize remote learning during winter weather events.
There are two common ways districts are going:
1) Retain the old system of building emergency closure days into the schedule; or
2) Continuing remote learning on those days.
Here’s the problem, though: A lot of districts have settled back into the pre-pandemic process.
The only caveat many districts have applied is that if emergency closure days run out – then they will move into remote learning.
Each district will be left to make their own decision about it.
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