Letter to the Editor, April 5, 2019

Snow days

Easy decision

Unlike other school districts impacted by the recent missed school days because of the series of snow storms in February, the Issaquah School District (ISD) made the easy decision and just added the six missed days to the end of the school year.

Their explanation is that this was all they could do. That isn’t the case.

They said that taking time back on Wednesdays would have only resulted in a little over two days, eighteen hours. Other districts are adding some time to the remaining days but, ISD claimed that this wouldn’t be what families wanted.

Well, by adding just 10 minutes to each day starting the beginning of March would have added about thirteen hours. Add this to the eighteen hours ISD says taking back Wednesday time would equal and you have four days.

This means that all they would have needed to add only two days to the end of the school year.

Robert Oberlander