No School on Saturday
School on Saturday is more than just an inconvenience for parents. Many parents value the time they have to instruct their children in religious, moral and common-sense productivity. We hand our children over to the school for full days during the week for academic instruction.
Many years ago when I was a student in Moore County, we started school after Labor Day and ended in early June. We had snow days and made them up.
Some years, makeup days went into the summer break. Saturday makeups were tried in the late ’70s and proved to be nonproductive. So here we are, repeating history.
My child has music lessons and other activities that are of great value. That is not an inconvenience — it is imposing on how I choose to instruct my child on Saturday. What business do you have cramming what you term an inconvenience down the throats of good parents and citizens of this county?
There is a way to do this without using Saturday. We elect the local school board to set policy, and the feds and the state need to let them do the job.
Teachers, may God bless you all. They cut your pay and tell you to take furloughs and now force you to work on Saturday.
By the way, why wasn’t there more public knowledge of the board meeting in September when this decision was made? The board should have a public hearing on this issue now while it is current.
Saturday and Sunday need to be eliminated permanently as an option for makeup days. Can you truly make up a day lost due to an act of God? Or do you just take another day from family?
Write your legislators. I will.
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