Remote learning replacing Snow Day for LISD

Updated: Jan. 8, 2021 at 6:44 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The chance of snow brings kids the hope of sleeping in and taking a day off from school, but with remote learning systems now in place, that may not be the case.

Lubbock Cooper and Lubbock ISD are preparing students to log on from home on Monday, should bad weather keep people from getting on the road.

While snow days bring memories of kids watching TV, waiting for their school’s name to pop up, Lubbock ISD superintendent, Kathy Rollo, says it’s hard to say if they are a thing of the past.

“But even in remote learning, the students aren’t necessarily in front of the computer all day, either. There will be some time built in to the schedule where they can go out and enjoy the snow, as well,” Rollo said.

The school is opting out of taking a snow day because there’s already a teacher planning day on the schedule in January.

Lubbock ISD also already took one of these and a traditional bad weather day when an ice storm hit in October.

“We have to have so many instructional minutes in the year, and so we want to be judicious with those that we have banked, and make sure that we are providing the instruction that our students need and the time that we’re required to have by TEA,” added Rollo.

Rollo says she hopes parents will support the decision, but thinks they would rather have their students get online than have to make up days later on.

The district will decide Sunday if roads are safe enough to make the trek to school.

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