Andover, Mass. students make up snow day on Good Friday

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March 29, 2013, 5:36 pm
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(NECN: Julie Loncich) - In Andover, Mass. students found themselves having to endure another half day of classes on Good Friday, and they can thank stubborn, dirty piles of leftover snow.

"We have so many snow days that weren't snow days and then we don't get today off. I think that's pretty ridiculous," said junior Sara Doran.

"It's better than spending school in July, or spending school in late June," said junior Katie O'Hara.

Andover High students will also have to make up a snow day on a Saturday in late April. The School Committee Chairwoman said surprisingly, when members took a vote earlier this month, parents preferred a half day on Good Friday and a full day in Saturday over losing April vacation.

"I don't mind on a Saturday, but I honestly don't think a lot of people are going to come so I feel like there's not going to be a lot of work to do," said junior Lauren Grant.

School administrators across the Commonwealth have found themselves in a bind this season with so many snow days and only so many options to make them up. Most districts -- including Andover -- will be in school until June 28th, the latest day possible. It has administrators and parents thinking of future solutions. 

"I think the whole thing is silly," said parent Sharon Cormier. "To mandatory -- they should have a little leeway to send them to school just because that's the allotted number they're supposed to go? What are they really accomplishing?"

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