Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Metro Students Will Makeup Snow Days On March 11, 14

Channel 5 News Posted: Feb 22, 2011 4:00 PM CST Updated: Feb 22, 2011 7:02 PM CST NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metro School board decided on Tuesday night that students will make up two snow days on Friday, March 11, and Monday, March 14. March 11 was originally scheduled as a teacher inservice day; the 14th would have been the first day of Spring Break. Parents, teachers and school administrators packed the school board meeting on Tuesday night to hear the decision. This announcement follows an automated phone survey with parents asking their opinions on Monday night. Metro Schools Seek Feedback On Snow Make-Up Days The district wanted parents to have a say on the revised schedule. Board members said they felt they did what they felt was best. "Hopefully we won't have to do this in the future. Hopefully we'll make sure that the calender is sort of set, and we can make plans accordingly, but I do appreciate your outreach," said school board member Mark North Other options included: •Going to school on Saturday, April 2 •Extending school days by 30 minutes from March 21 through April 6. Another factor considered was TCAP testing. Teachers hoped to get in missed study time before those tests roll around in the spring. The school district already added on three days to the end of the school year: May 27, May 31, and June 1.

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