City Desk

DCPS Announces Snow Make-Up Days

The D.C. Public Schools have decided how students will make up the four-and-a-half days in the classroom they lost due to Snowpocalypse 2010.

As LL noted earlier this month, students will be expected on June 21 and 22—the built-in make-up days scheduled for the Monday and Tuesday after school was originally slated to end. In addition: Students will attend on March 19, originally a "professional development" day for teachers, and May 17, originally slated for parent-teacher conferences. And June 18, originally a half-day, is now a full day.

What DCPS didn't do: Add time to the school day, shorten spring break, or take away the Emancipation Day holiday. "[U]ltimately these scenarios were too costly," says a DCPS release.

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  • http://sidise@curtin-law.com It’s Elementary

    "What DCPS didn't do: Add time to the school day, shorten spring break, or take away the Emancipation Day holiday. "[U]ltimately these scenarios were too costly," says a DCPS release."

    This is so much crap. Costly to whom? To people who've already bought their plane tickets out of town for spring break? When I heard this last week, I was stunned. What the hell is the point of Emancipation Day anyway? We are free! Been free for over 100 years. Best of all we're free to be educated equally. So why are we out of school on that day? Why isn't that a day of learning? Shorten Spring Break by two days this year and get rid of Emancipation Day this year and every year.

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