Question: What Were The Results Of The Snow Day Poll?
You asked us how Superintendent Olsen's poll on when the five days lost to snow should be made up, we have the answer.
This week the School Committee announced their plan on how to make up the majority of school days lost to the October snow storm and Hurricane Irene, due in part to a poll given to students, teachers and parents by Superintendent Olsen, which was copied for the general public here on Westford Patch.
Ultimately the board chose to take Tuesday and Wednesday from February and April Vacation under Olsen's advice that further snow days pushing the calendar deeping into June would have a severe impact on scholastic performance.
The advice however did not correspond with the outcome of the poll, which the Superintendent's office told Patch was largely influenced by high school seniors who would be spending those days in June in a relaxed academic environment.
|Make no adjustments, allow future snow days to accrue after June 19.||2,339|
|Have two days of school during February Vacation and two days of school during April Vacation||1,342|
|Have school on four Saturdays between January and May||978|
|Cancel February Vacation||960|
|Cancel April Vacation||398|
CORRECTION: Tuesdays and Wednesdays were the days chosen during the vacations, not Wednesdays and Thursdays.