Sevier County students attend school Monday to make up for snow

Sevier County students attend school Monday to make up for snow days

Posted:
Snowfall after snowfall has taken a major toll on school calendars across East Tennessee. Snowfall after snowfall has taken a major toll on school calendars across East Tennessee.
The students will also finally be able to finish the state writing assessment they started last week, but couldn't finish due to snow days. The students will also finally be able to finish the state writing assessment they started last week, but couldn't finish due to snow days.
In Sevier County, they've already taken all but one of their 13 built-in snow days. In Sevier County, they've already taken all but one of their 13 built-in snow days.
Sevier County Schools Assistant Superintendent Debra Cline says the day not only provides them with two snow days left to use, but is also helping get the county's nearly 15,000 students back into a consistent learning routine. Sevier County Schools Assistant Superintendent Debra Cline says the day not only provides them with two snow days left to use, but is also helping get the county's nearly 15,000 students back into a consistent learning routine.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - While most school districts had the day off Monday for President's Day, Sevier County students were not so lucky.

They were back in the classroom to make up for the high number of snow days they've had to take this winter.

Snowfall after snowfall has taken a major toll on school calendars across East Tennessee.

In Sevier County, they've already taken all but one of their 13 built-in snow days.

Since this semester began in January, they've had only one full week of school without at least one closing or delay.

Anticipating they may need more days off before winter is over, school officials decided to hold school Monday to make up a day that they can now use down the road.

Sevier County Schools Assistant Superintendent Debra Cline says the day not only provides them with two snow days left to use, but is also helping get the county's nearly 15,000 students back into a consistent learning routine.

"We're hoping that this week and next week we're going to have two full weeks of school, and we're looking forward to getting back into a consistent pattern of school days. That's important for children. That's important for everyone," said Cline.

The students will also finally be able to finish the state writing assessment they started last week, but couldn't finish due to snow days.

"We need kids at school on a consistent basis so that they can have an instructional day that meets their needs and puts an instructional program in place that prepares them to achieve," said Cline.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.