Londonderry will take another look at blizzard bags
During Thursday night’s Londonderry School Board meeting, Superintendent Nathan Greenberg said the option of “blizzard bags” is back on the table again.
“We’re finding out what has worked and what hasn’t,” Greenberg said. “Once we get all of that information together, we’ll bring it before the board.”
School Board Chairman Nancy Hendricks said she’s heard from plenty of parents eager to explore the blizzard bag options.
“We’ve had overwhelming support on this,” Hendricks said. “With a district filled with such brilliant and talented staff, I think the time has come for a thoughtful discussion on building up a thoughtful curriculum for our students when they can’t be in school.”
The Londonderry district had previously looked at the option several years ago and even conducted an experimental “blizzard bag” day on a staff workshop day.
“If we were to do this permanently, I’d want to make sure it makes sense for the vast majority of people, and that we have enough time to plan properly,” Greenberg said.
Greenberg said parent workshops would still be held, but would have to be scheduled around classes that day.
State law prevents districts from extending the school year beyond June 30.
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