HISD on bad weather days: When would you make them up?

HISD on bad weather days: When would you make them up?

Credit: KHOU

An Arctic blast dropped temperatures and brought snow and ice to Southeast Texas on Jan. 24 and again on Jan. 28.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 12:31 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District turned to Twitter Wednesday morning to ask for input on bad weather make-up days.

@HoustonISD: We have to make up the 2 days we missed, and we know losing holidays isn't fun. If you could have your way, when would we make them up?

Hundreds of students were quick to respond, with many asking that they never have to make up the days. HISD responded that skipping the make-up days was not an option, and adding two days on at the end of the year seemed to be a popular suggestion.

@HoustonISD: Thanks for your suggestions about make-up days. "Never" and extending early dismissal days are NOT options. Adding 2 days at end is popular.

Class was dismissed for nearly all Houston-area school districts on Friday, Jan. 24 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 28 as wintry weather threatened Southeast Texas with icy roads.

According to the Texas Education Agency's website, the first two days missed in a school year (for any reason) must be made up.

In a blog post Monday, HISD said the district typically keeps the Good Friday and Memorial Day holidays set aside as make-up days, but the make-up dates for the most recent dismissals have not been finalized.

Click here to view the discussion on Twitter.

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