ANDOVER, Mass. (WHDH) – Class was in session Saturday for students at High Plain Elementary School in Andover, where officials are making up for the numerous snow days prompted by a string of powerful March nor’easters.
“I’ve been in public education for about 25 years. We’ve never gone to school on a Saturday in my career,” Principal Pam Lathrop said.
Lathrop said she decided that if her students had to spend their weekend at school, they should spend most of their time outside the classroom.
Temperatures hovered around 70 degrees Saturday while the students participated in an Earth Day cleanup event. The warm temperatures was a stark contrast to the more than 10 snow days Andover students had this winter as the snow piled up.
Andover isn’t the only district trying to make up days; Chelmsford Public Schools recently received approval to extend their school days.
Andover district officials ultimately decided on two Saturday instead of cutting into vacation time.
Students will be back at school May 12 to make up another day. The last day of school is June 29.
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