Students don't go to school as much as they used to

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  • scambuster American Fork, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    Most school districts still require 180 school days per year. If some of these parents thing their kids are at school less it is because they are attending a school district/charter school that has opted to take furlough days. It could also be because parents are withdrawing their children more often for family vacations during the school year rather than during the summer or when school is out for a few days.

    Also, is it a bad thing to have your children at home every so often? It seems like nowadays that some parents whine about having to take care of their own children when their cheap daycare service (schools) are out for a day or two or for Christmas.

    Perception is a funny thing. Our memories as children are not clear and comparing your childrens' school experience to your own experience is fuzzy at best.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    By the way most school districts chose not to do this so the premise of this story only fits in a couple of situations.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    They are salaried but if the school districts cut 5 days off the school year, the teachers were docked 5 days of pay.

    It was just one more way for Utah's legislators to balance the budget on the backs of the teachers.

    Happens frequently here in Utah unfortunately.

  • K Mchenry, IL
    Feb. 4, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    Teachers are salaried. Yes I know they work off hours. Yes I know they go to school to continue earning degrees. But why would cutting their year short save money? Shouldn't teacher salaried be the bulk of the budget?