NAPERVILLE, Ill. (FOX 32)- Snow days will soon be a thing of the past in Naperville as Indian Prairie School District 204 board members voted Wednesday night to scrap snow days for E-learning days.
Starting this winter, sledding hills with children racing down them will only be seen during after-school hours and on weekends.
This is a tough pill to swallow. Growing up, the only thing that got us kids through the hell that was a Midwest winter was the anticipation of Christmas Break and the hope that maybe, just maybe, we'd get to sleep in and not have to worry about school for a day and instead go out and play in the freshly settled snow. Days of building snowmen, snowball fights if the snow was the perfect temperature, and sledding were all in store and when we saw snow fall in the evening, we all began to pray.
Now imagine waking up and immediately being handed a Chromebook so you can study on your day off...I didn't even do that in college when the professor gave us the OPTION to not attend class because it was going to be streamed online...you're gonna tell a high school kid this winter? And you think they're actually going to listen? WRONG. This is a bad move. Take the extra day in the summer, snow days need to stay around for not only the kid's sake, but also the parents and teachers! They get the day off as well and while they might need to "work from home" getting to stay in your pajamas all day with Sportscenter on while on a laptop sure as hell beats having to put on a suit and tie and head in to work. We, as adults, are trained to do that. We know we need to pay the bills. An eighth grader doesn't have those same responsibilities and forcing him/her to do school work on a "day off" is criminal. I don't support it and I hope other school districts don't follow this trend.
"When you change something that has been so traditional, it is difficult. It's difficult for me, I'm a 67-year-old man, but in order to move things forward, I think we need to move things forward," said Michael Raczak, District 204 board member. "It's not going to be perfect at first, but I think it's really important for our district to get on the ground floor,"
A+ quotes there from Mike...really seems this board has their sh*t together and aren't out of touch with reality at all.... - @Traceahamilton