Seattle Public Schools (SPS) have decided not to ask for a waiver for the three days missed due to January’s snowstorm, which means kids will be in school until June 22 this year. If they didn’t have to make up those days, the school district could have saved half a million dollars. The decision to forego the waiver request was made in a 7 – 0 vote by the Seattle School Board.
Photo from January’s snowstorm
“I believe this is a statement in support of the value of classroom instruction,” School Board President Michael DeBell said after the vote, according to our news partners The Seattle Times. The savings for those three days would have mostly been from transportation and nutrition costs.