State officials approve Tulsa Schools 'snow day' makeup schedule

Thursday, March 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Public School students will have a longer school day after spring break.

The State Board of Education just approved the measure to make up for the district's snow days. News on 6 anchor Scott Thompson says Tulsa Public Schools students were not going to end the year until the second week in June thanks to three snow days.

Thursday, the state approved a plan to shorten the year by adding to the school day. The first snow day will be made up Friday. It was originally supposed to be a parent-teacher conference day, but classes will be in session instead. To make up the other two snow days, the district will add 30 minutes to the end of every day from March 24th to April 25th. That makes the last day of school June 6th.

At Lee Elementary, several teachers said they're looking forward to the extra time to work some extras into the curriculum.5th grade teacher Cindy Parrott "well I think its gonna be great because we're going to be able to be able to catch up on things we never have time to do all those added little things we'd like to work on." 2nd grade Elizabeth Martin, "we hatch eggs we'll get to enjoy our chicks longer so its gonna be alright."

Some students aren't so excited about the change.