WCSD’s Rollan Melton Principal Jeff Batavia sings about snow days and digital days. He’s a first yr principal at the faculty in Northwest Reno.
Jeff Batavia, Offered to the RGJ

The Washoe County Faculty District stated faculties have been open Thursday — despite the fact that morning squalls left many roads slick and snowy —  as a result of the storm hit unexpectedly and shortly.

But the district nonetheless couldn’t answer what it might imply if that they had referred to as a “digital day” and closed faculties.

In a press release, the district stated it decides whether to name for a weather-associated two-hour delay or digital day early in the morning. A storm that was forecast for late morning hit earlier than expected, dropping snow during faculty commute occasions.

Read more: Rollan Melton Elementary principal pokes fun at snow-day angst in music

Digital days are a new plan the district introduced in September. As an alternative of conventional snow days that should be made up at the finish of the varsity yr, college students can be assigned work at home that counted towards a full day of faculty.  

However the Nevada Division of Schooling stated the district didn’t get permission to go together with its digital day plan and that it violates state regulation. 

But even with that information, the state and the district cannot undoubtedly say if those days rely as faculty.  

Learn extra: WCSD, state schooling department can’t say if at this time’s digital day counts as faculty

Jonathan Moore, appearing state superintendent of schooling, stated on Feb. eight that he want to see the district stop using its digital day plan till a mutually agreeable plan could possibly be reached.

A faculty bus. (Photo11: Brent Drinkut / The Star file photograph)

But every week later, the district was on a digital day and vowed that it was sticking with its plan. 

 Faculties in the district have anyplace from 2-5 digital days this faculty yr.  Final faculty yr, days had to be added to the top of the varsity yr to make up for snow days. 

The state stated final week that it’s working with the district to provide you with a plan. Each have stated they may work with lawmakers to vary the laws through the 2019 Legislature that presently forestall a digital day from counting as an official day of faculty.

The state and district stated there are updates on the district submitting a plan that has approval. 

Learn more: WCSD cancels its regionalized snow day plan and goes back to a one-size-fits-all system 



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