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Broken Arrow Public Schools out of snow days


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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 1/07 5:24 pm Published: 1/07 5:03 pm


Broken Arrow Public Schools is hoping Green Country doesn't get any more winter weather, because after canceling classes Monday the district is out of snow days.

BA students will get out on May 30 this year, but that could be pushed back even later.

"Broken Arrow's past with weather, I think that's a little ridiculous. I think they should plan ahead and give a little bit more. I mean, four days, that's gonna get used up pretty quick," said Preston Baker, the parent of a BA student.

But district officials point out they haven't used all of those days the past two winters, so it isn't always necessary.

Dewayne Lawhead, another parent of a BA student, agrees, but said maybe one or two more days built in would be helpful.

"Simply for the fact that we don't have that many bad winters around here," said Lawhead.

But if there is another snow day, kids would lose the professional development day on Feb. 18, the day after Presidents Day.

If there's a sixth snow day, they would also lose Martin Luther King Day.

But if there's a sevengh snow day the last day of school would be pushed back to June 2, something Baker said would cause problems.

"Most families, and me included, we like to plan stuff for ... like the last day of school, the next day we're going out of town or we have something planned. So, it would really be hard to have to cut into that and have to cancel," said Baker.

Lawhead agreed.

"I can see where people would be upset because it would take into their possible vacations they've already had planned. I don't see any way around it, though," said Lawhead.

If for some reason the district goes exceeds the seven snow days district officials told FOX23 they would take input from parents, but they could consider options like extending even further into the summer or extending school days.

They said cutting into spring break would not be an option.


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