WJTV News Channel 12 - Some parents call Wake Co. make-up policy unfair

Some parents call Wake Co. make-up policy unfair

Posted: Updated:
Wake County students in year-round school were in class on Saturday for the first of four weekend snow make up days. Wake County students in year-round school were in class on Saturday for the first of four weekend snow make up days.
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. -

Some Wake County parents are taking to Facebook to complain the district's snow day make up policy is unfair.

Students in year-round schools were in class Saturday for the first of four shortened weekend make-up days.  Students were in class for the normal amount of instructional time, but lunch and recess were removed from the school day.

Students on traditional calendars will make up their school days on weekdays with normal, full schedules.

Ballentine Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina was one of the schools in session on Saturday. 

The principal is calling it "Super Saturday."

"It's funny. One of the kids who left in the afternoon yesterday said, 'Oh! We have Saturday tomorrow.  Yes!'" Ballentine Principal Kim Short said.  "And the first thing he did this morning was he came to meet me and we did a little happy Saturday dance about how cool it is to be at school on a Saturday."

A complete list of Wake County's school make up days can be found here.

Derick Waller

Derick is a reporter for WNCN covering crime, education, politics and just about everything in between. He has a knack for adapting to any story and consistently delivers information quickly across multiple platforms. More>>

  • Wake CountyMore>>

  • Cary Police release sketch of man accused of sexual assault

    Cary Police release sketch of man accused of sexual assault

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:21:35 GMT
    Sketch of man accused of sexual assault in CarySketch of man accused of sexual assault in Cary
    Cary police have released a sketch of the man accused of sexually assaulting a young woman Saturday.At about 9 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the Hawthorne at the Parkway complex in Cary, where the 20-year-old woman reported that a man who had been behind her in traffic followed her home, pulled up to her in the parking lot and warned her of damage to her vehicle.After thanking him she headed to her apartment, where the same man pushed her inside as she was unlocking the door.The suspect ...
    Cary police have released a sketch of the man accused of sexually assaulting a young woman Saturday.At about 9 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the Hawthorne at the Parkway complex in Cary, where the 20-year-old woman reported that a man who had been behind her in traffic followed her home, pulled up to her in the parking lot and warned her of damage to her vehicle.After thanking him she headed to her apartment, where the same man pushed her inside as she was unlocking the door.The suspect ...
  • 2 more charged in Wake Forest kidnapping case

    2 more charged in Wake Forest kidnapping case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:00:50 GMT
    Two more people have been charged in the case of Frank Janssen, who was kidnapped in Wake Forest.
    Two more people have been charged in the case of Frank Janssen, who was kidnapped in Wake Forest.
  • Committee weighs how to protect water in Jordan Lake

    Committee weighs how to protect water in Jordan Lake

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:35:09 GMT
    The threat of pollution in Jordan Lake has stirred up debate in the Triangle and the Triad.
    The threat of pollution in Jordan Lake has stirred up debate in the Triangle and the Triad.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.