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Monday, October 25, 2010

Ohio School to Ruin Snow Days

Posted By on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:48 AM

You dont screw with Snow Days.
  • You don't screw with Snow Days.

If there's something more astoundingly wonderful when you're a kid than waking up on a school day and seeing mountains of snow and ice covering the roads, we're not sure what it is.

Snow days, simply put, are pure gold. They're a god-given right of every kid living in cities with actual winters, moments of pure joy when an otherwise awful Tuesday is blessed by six inches of fresh snow and, bam!, suddenly it's time for video games all day.

No one would dare screw with the snow days, would they? That level of blasphemy simply wouldn't be tolerated in America, right?

Apparently not.

One school near Columbus is intent on destroying the hallowed tradition of the Snow Day forever and ever.

The Mississinawa Valley Schools near Columbus will now makes students participate in online learning when there's too much snow to get to school.

Damn you, Mississinawa Valley Schools. Damn you, Internet.

Via the AP, the reasoning behind the obviously doomed experiment:

Department officials say the test could help the state determine the future of calamity days.

School districts are allowed to declare only three this year, down from the previous five. Schools that go over must make up the days on scheduled days off or at the end of the school year.

Mississinawa Superintendent Lisa Wendel tells The Columbus Dispatch the experience in online education will help students in college, where those classes are more common.

You know what would better prepare kids for college? Giving them random days off during the week when there are supposed to be in class. Clearly Superintendent Lisa Wendel is unfamiliar with the nuances of higher education.

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