TOM WARD - Snow days finally force school vacation change

TOM WARD - Snow days finally force school vacation change

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It seems as though the replacement of the February and April school vacations with one week off in March is gaining a bit of traction. For years educators have noted the difficulty of classroom continuity with Christmas holidays, followed by likely snow days, then a week off six weeks later, and another week off six to eight weeks after that. If it's a snowy year, youngsters are still in class as the heat of mid-June arrives.

Cumberland jumped first. Next year, students will be in school three days of the traditional February break, to make up for the extended Christmas break. In 2015, winter and spring vacations will be replaced by one week off in March.


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