To specify, they call them "Calamity Days" now so that they can be used for a ton of different things. Still, we used to have 5. I heard that it was the hair brained governor's idea (Strickland, the previous) to knock it down to 3, have us make up for anything more AND extend the school year by basically two weeks on top of it.
I'm all for education. Extending the school year? Well, we could live with that. I like my kid to learn. I like a summer, but education is important.
I do say, "Take your hands off the snow days." Why? Well, because the governor lives in the middle of the state. The state of Ohio should be divided into North Ohio and South Ohio, much like the Dakotas. In the northern half of the state, we have charming bodies of water called The Great Lakes. Those lovely lakes give lake-effect snow. We've all learned to live with it. Occasionally, though, it gets really bad. The southern part of the state does get snow, but isn't nearly as slammed as the north. Perhaps the new governor that I have absolutely no faith in at all can fix it.
Side note: I hope that Governor Kasich proves me wrong.
So, I'm sitting here watching it snow rather heavily. Today shouldn't have been a snow day, but what if there are days that should be? Districts will be out of days (I know that there are some, probably including you Janeen!) and then they'll have to make up on Saturdays, spring break and at the end of the year. We shouldn't have kids in danger.
To that we say, "Stinkola."
What is your state/area snow day policy? Are you in a place that three flakes fall and the state shuts down? Ooooo! We laugh at that! Whooo-boy, I was caught behind someone with Virginia plates yesterday (yes, Rachael, I thought of stories from your state) and my, oh, my-- they couldn't handle the wet roadway to save their life. Finally, they pulled off.
I love snow. I love driving in snow. I'd prefer to drive in snow than in rain any day.
Smiles in my day:
- Day 2 of inventory is over.
- Watching the guys across the street from the gallery carving ice sculptures in their front yard. It was pretty cool, even if I was supposed to be counting.
- One, two, three, five . . .
- K- is doing the finishing touches on her PTA Reflections art submission. "Now, Mom, this IS a work of art!" Bless her heart. She's worked hard on it. She did break away from the gene pool on that one. I love it because she made it all herself and it is wonderful, but I don't know that it will be a prize winning work. We talked about submitting and not everything wins. "That's okay, Mom!"
Have a wonderful day!