School district to make up snow days on Saturday - WNEM TV 5

School district to make up snow days on Saturday

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PECK, MI (WNEM) -

The snow is beginning to melt and spring is finally coming around but the effects of the brutal winter are still being felt.

While some school districts are thinking about holding classes on Good Friday, other schools are using Saturdays to make up the days.

Ryle Kiser sums up the way a lot of people feel about last winter. Kiser is superintendent for Peck Community schools. The Sanilac County district has to make up nine snow days thanks to the rough weather we had.

Kiser tells TV5 most of the missed class time will be made up on five Saturdays, starting April 26.

"Teachers are going to have to turn their lesson plans to us. We're going to have quizzes and tests and instruction just like it would on a Monday through Friday," says Kiser.

People TV5 talked to in town have different opinions about having class on a Saturday.

"I'm just not really happy about it. I feel like I got enough to do with getting my kids to school every other day. I like the weekends to do what I want to do and make plans with my family," says Becky Hennessey, who has children in the Peck school district.

Meanwhile, Kiser says by not having these Saturday classes, the last day of school would've been June 20. Something Kiser and eighty-five percent of parents who filled out a school survey, don't want to do. Nonetheless, Kiser still calls the decision to have Saturday classes a tough one.

Administrators tell us seventy-five percent of students need to show to school on those Saturdays for the actual school day to count.

If not, more make up dates would be necessary.

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