By Tim Kowols
A novel concept from a South Carolina school district is not swaying local superintendents to eliminate snow days in the near future. According to Newsweek, Anderson School District 5 will try “eLearning Days” instead of adding extra time at the end of the academic year. If it is unsafe for students to come to school, teachers will send assignments to them online. Kewaunee School District Superintendent Karen Treml is intrigued by the program, but says there are a lot of factors that would make it unfair for some students.
Poor road conditions forced local schools last year to cancel school or call for early dismissal several times last year, adding up to five total lost days of instruction in some cases.