HPISD to Seek Waiver For Extra Snow Days

This just in from the district:

This week’s “superstorm” shut down schools across Dallas-Fort Worth for four days. We will plan to use¬†our designated makeup days, March 21 and April 21. We will be discussing waiver options for the remaining two days with the Texas Education Agency and will let you know more as we work through that process.

13 thoughts on “HPISD to Seek Waiver For Extra Snow Days

  • February 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm
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    four snow days in a row.
    four.
    we didn’t have four in twelve years.
    the district took pride in being open
    when all the others were closed.
    virtually every family in the district
    has at least one SUV that could
    carry five or six students to school
    and back.
    further evidence of the wussification
    of america.

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  • February 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm
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    former scot #24-Obviously you have no concern for the safety of the employees, most of whom don’t live within a mile of the schools. Some live in far away places like Waxahachie, Frisco, and Hurst. Maybe you’ve heard of those places.

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  • February 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm
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    Is it that hard to tack on 2 days at the end of the year? Recent headlines pointed out that we are falling behind in most areas of education and that other countries have longer and more school days. It is embarrassing that we can’t even live up to our own middle-of-the-road standards.

    Furthermore, we have paid for those 2 days with our taxes. Don’t we deserve to get what we paid for?

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  • February 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm
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    cots.
    on the gym floor.
    toughen up teachers!
    all the layers of
    administration and
    no one can come up
    with an idea of how
    to keep our schools open?

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  • February 5, 2011 at 8:11 am
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    I think that energy concerns played a significant part in the “closing” decision. Schools are huge users of energy and given the rolling blackouts, I’m sure that was at least part of the issue. At least my daughter is looking forward to school now – one or two days was fun. Four was boring!

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  • February 5, 2011 at 9:52 am
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    I am grateful to HPISD for closing school. It was a good use of my tax dollars.

    If you think a lot of learning gets done when all routines are off and snow is falling outside, think again.

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  • February 5, 2011 at 10:25 am
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    former scot, LMAO. You should run for School Board in the next election.

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  • February 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm
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    @DemBones No one is arguing that there WAS learning going on while we had four days off, unless you count learning new ways to annoy your parents and siblings. But I think it was a matter of public safety and energy concerns. We get it-you pay a lot of taxes. Are you Grump in disguise?

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  • February 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    I LOVED the snow days. I loved them as a child in HP and I love them now as an adult with kids in HP. I am thankful HPISD had the courage to close school. We will gladly make up two days and two days without class is not going to make my children fall behind in school.

    Thank you HPISD – my children will always remember how fun this winter was.

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  • February 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm
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    i bet the basketball team managed to
    practice twice each day school was off.

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  • February 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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    I realize snow days are fun for many but it is also about sticking to a commitment. Making up two days can’t be that difficult and teachers, administration and children should be committed to doing their jobs. There is plenty of time for fun in the sun when summer rolls around.

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  • February 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm
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    No learning will get done during those 2 days after Memorial Day. The education gap widens.

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