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Local school districts plowing through snow days

February 17, 2014

With heavy snowfall hitting the area repeatedly in the last several months, many school districts are running out of snow days to use....

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Feb-20-14 7:09 PM

!80 days is a school year. That is when the students should be learning. Look it up drugs. Sorry u can't figure out the days in between do not count as school days.

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Feb-18-14 6:30 PM

taxtired, do the math

365 days minus 104 days (weekends) leaves 261 through the school year holidays - Columbus Day, 3 days at Thanksgiving, let's say 8 days at Christmas, Presidents day, 10 more for the Easter vacation, Memorial Day - another 24 days -- leaves 237 - 23 days each for July and August (already took the weekends)and we're down to 191 days -- There are days off that I missed, so unless we go to year round schooling somehow, there's not much wiggle room after a few snow days brought to you by your favorite lawyer, insurance company and sue happy parents.

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Feb-18-14 12:55 PM

Simple math. 365 days to a year minus 180 days for a school year leaves 185 days of no school. Someone trying to say they work a double shift for the 180 days of the school year??? Imagine that.

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Feb-18-14 7:58 AM

You hit it Tiger when you said "walk a mile in their shoes." You always hear the same ole whiners talking about 180 days, but when you ask them how many actual hours must be spent on the job, the silence will be deafening. I'm not a teacher, but have 2 kids who are...and neither have ever had a summer off.

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Feb-17-14 7:16 PM

They DO! At least in this state they do. How many teachers do you know personally. I know at least 8-10 that I know personally, and they ALL work during the summer. And 1/2 of them work a 2nd job plus working on next years curriculum. Walk a mile in their shoes, and you wouldn't say that! I guess NY would rather have it added to their taxes. (But I think most of NY teachers do the same.)

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Feb-17-14 6:45 PM

Instead of having to work for 180 days, the teachers should have to work the other half of the year like everyone else. AND ADMINS also. What a concept for teaching the children.

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