Students struggle as snow days pile up

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Almost every parent is wondering at what point will all the snow days hurt a child's education.

Some school districts, like Fort Zumwalt, will extend the school year by more than a week because of snow days.

Superintendent Dr. Bernard DuBray describes the winter cancellations as "disruptive." So far, the district has had six snow days, extending the school year to June 2 for K-8, and June 3 for high schools in the district. Those last days could change if there are more snow days this week.

Dr. DuBray says this winter's bad weather is an unusual challenge that's getting in the way of education.

"I think it's really disruptive to the educational process in general because the student can't concentrate on anything but they're out again and not paying attention to their studies. They need that student\Teacher interaction on a regular basis," said Dr. DuBray.

He says if parents are staying home with their kids on snow days, there are online materials that can help their children continue learning, instead of a steady diet of video games.


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