KSNT Poll: How should Topeka Public Schools handle overspent snow days?

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Topeka Public Schools are considering how to make up for lost time as they anticipate going over their reserved snow days.

USD 501 has shut down school several times during the fall and spring semesters due to a series of snowstorms rolling through northeast Kansas. Superintendent Tiffany Anderson said the district has about six hours of leftover snow day time. If they close for Tuesday night’s projected snowfall, they will bleed into actual school days.

Anderson has said the district is planning ahead to make up for any lost school time.

“It may include adding a few minutes into the end of the day,” Anderson said. “It may include making some other adjustments on a day that teachers are already here, that students would not normally be here.”

The two methods the superintendent proposed to solve this include:

  • Adding extra minutes to existing school days.
  • Using built-in off days saved for events like staff training as regular class time.

KSNT wants to hear Topeka’s opinion on which approach to use. Vote for the best option on KSNT’s Facebook poll: 

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