Monday, February 7, 2011

"It's been a crazy winter"

... the same goes for Franklin, which has had four-and-a-half snow days this year. Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski said starting the school year earlier allows for more learning time. 
Of course, not having one full week of school in January has made it difficult for teachers to maintain momentum with their curriculum and get kids ready for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests. 
"The staff has expressed concerns with the disruption to the instructional program," said Sabolinski. "It impacts teachers' plans, their curriculum, and preparation for MCAS." 
She said that while teachers may not be happy, students are most likely cheering every time the School Department calls their homes announcing school is canceled. 
"I think the kids enjoy it tremendously," said Sabolinski.
Read the full article on snow days in the Milford Daily News here

Franklin, MA


  1. She *thinks* the kids enjoy a day off? Sounds pretty out-of-touch to me.

  2. Gee, as a kid, I always looked forward to snow days. She mentioned at a recent meeting that she is getting emails from students lobbying for snow days to be called earlier, in the evening rather than waiting for the morning. From her perspective it all depends upon the storm and conditions info for when school will be called. She thinks in this case, the kids are trying to postpone doing some specific school work.