EUGENE, Ore. With even more school cancellations in the KEZI viewing area Thursday and Friday, parents, students and school district representatives are now trying to figure out how to make up for the lost time.
Although no officials could verify if the current string of closings is a record, a few said it’s the longest stretch they’ve ever seen.
While many kids are content to play in the snow, parents wonder, that with an already shortened calendar, does the time off come at a cost. One 4-J parent says his daughter is already studying past midnight some days and she now expects to put in more time to catch up.
Other parents echoed the sentiment but have come to the realization that there isn’t much they can do about it.
But that same parent looked to technology as an answer to extended school absences. He said the ability for several people from remote areas to get together on the computer is a daily occurrence, so it shouldn’t be hard for school districts to do the same.
4J, Springfield and Bethel School districts say lost time will be made up through furloughed days or by adding days at the end of the school year. But they won’t know the specifics until everyone is back to school and administrators can discuss their options.