Students in Brockton, who enjoyed one too many snow days this winter, are being asked to attend school this Friday, which is also Good Friday. Jocelyn Meek, the communications officer for the Brockton Public Schools, says because the school district went beyond the five calendar days that are reserved for weather-related cancellations, a decision was made to make the day up on March 29th
State regulations call for students to attend school for 180 days. So what if more school days are lost? Meek says the school district has dealt with a similar situation in the past. Back in 1996, the school district missed 10 days of school and had to use April vacation to make up the time.
Parents who have already made plans for that day or see it as a religious day can choose to keep their children home, but will need to notify the school administration with a letter so their child’s absence can be excused.