CMS considering cutting Spring Break short

CMS considering cutting Spring Break short

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 7:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Parents are concerned that the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System will use part of spring break to make up for last week's snow storms.

The district is already using Monday and Tuesday for a recent storm that kept students out of school for two days earlier this year.

But the district has tentatively set March 31 and April 14 and 15 as the next days that students would have to attend classes to make up for days lost to last week’s storms.

The April dates would be the first two days of CMS' spring break schedule, and for many parents and students this would force them to make some very tough decisions.

"I know that's something that has to be thought about, but at the same time it would be nice to tack them on to the end of the year," said David Anderson, who has two daughters in elementary school.

Anderson said that many parents have set travel plans for the week off which would be hard to change. But he said it would come down to a tough choice when multiple days are needed to be made up.

"If you plan it months ahead of time, you either have to just not let your kids go to school for a couple of days and miss out on it or you have to cancel your spring break plans."

For its part, CMS said that right now the April dates are not final, and Superintendent Heath Morrison is still collecting information on the matter and waiting to hear from the state about exactly what options it has to consider.

Parents say they need to know and the sooner, the better.

"That would be nice," said Anderson.

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