Some school districts going back for first time this year

Elsberry, MO (KSDK)

- It's been three weeks for some local students since they've been back to school. Monday morning though, their vacation ends and districts are deciding how to make up for the snow days.

A lot of districts did go back Friday, but those in Lincoln county did not, including Winfield and Elsberry.

6 year old Mya and big sister Kelsey are busy - busy perfecting the perfect week old snow dessert, snow cones!

"And then you are done," says Mya Pflasterer as she rolls a ball of snow in her hands.

While it's been every kid's dream, a week worth of snow days added to a two week holiday break, their parents are ready to send them back to school.

"It's been schedule breaking," says Mya's dad Greg Pflasterer. ''We are ready for them to go back, we love our children, but we've got jobs, we've got things to do."

He says unfortunately what's kept their girls from going to school has also kept them cooped up!

"We've been inside a lot because of the snow," says Mya.

Elsberry superintendent Tim Reller says they took five snow days last week. The district has two "snow days" built in so now they only have to make up three of them.

The district has decided to instead of adding to the school year turn days off into school days.

"We are also going to make up Martin Luther King day and Presidents' day," says Superintendent Reller.

Also the district will go to school the Monday after Easter which was a day off.

In Winfield it's the same story. Parents are ready for the three week break to be over!

"I think the kids had a good time, we didn't, but they did," says father of four Ken Wood.

The big snowfall may have kept kids away for a week, but soon these classrooms will be back to full capacity.

"We are ready for the kids to get back to school and and teachers to get back," says Superintendent Reller.

He admits he's a little nervous for the rest of the winter, explaining if they have to use any more snow days they will have to add on to the end of the school year.

For the district right now the school year ends the Friday before Memorial Day.


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