Superintendents Figuring Out How to Make Up Snow Days

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HARRISONBURG, Va. As students return to school, school leaders need to figure out when they will make up their snow days.

Augusta County had five days built into their schedule and exceeded that amount by about four days.

The City of Harrisonburg went over about two days.

Carol Fenn, Superintendent for Rockingham County, said they have missed eleven days, but still have several more days available; however, she said they still want to meet and make up the snow days they took, in case another storm puts them over their allotted days.

Fenn said, this will allow some flexibility in their schedule, especially with SOLs coming up.

Steve Saufley, a county bus driver who has been working with the school district for 40 years, said this winter has been more extreme than in the past.

He said the school system and Department of Transportation always do their best to keep people safe, but sometimes that can leave parents in a jam.

"With everybody's busy schedules that you have these days, both parents working, holding down jobs and other responsibilities they have in the community, it interrupts their routines and makes it a lot more difficult for them," said Saufley.

The superintendents for Augusta County, Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg all plan to meet to discuss making up these days. Some options include extending school days, adding days back in the spring or adding on to the end of the school year.


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