Northern Valley Regional Schools, other districts cut into spring break to make up days

New Jersey school kids are starting to realize there is a downside to all those snow days as school districts scramble to make them up.

New Jersey school kids are starting to realize there is a downside to all those snow days as school districts scramble to make them up. Many school districts have chosen to cancel part of spring break in order to get in the required 180 days of instruction.

New Jersey school kids are starting to realize there is a downside to all those snow days as school districts scramble to make them up. Many school districts have chosen to cancel part of spring break in order to get in the required 180 days of instruction. (2/25/14)

DEMAREST - New Jersey school kids are starting to realize there is a downside to all those snow days as school districts scramble to make them up.

Many school districts have chosen to cancel part of spring break in order to get in the required 180 days of instruction.

The Board of Education at Northern Valley Regional Schools voted Monday night to take back nearly all of spring break. Instead of five days, the kids and teachers will only get a Thursday and Friday off in April.

The superintendent says it's time to think of this as the new normal and come up with proactive solutions for future years.

"I think this whole process is an exercise in what's going on throughout the world," says Christopher Nagy. "What was in the past isn't now going to be the future. So therefore we have to think outside the box, differently, and be more solutions-oriented."

Nagy suggests that districts look into building in snow days during February recess or utilize online classes, which other districts have already done. 

Some school districts have chosen to go longer at the end of the year.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Chopper 12 over East Brunswick bus crash 1 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over East Brunswick bus crash
Shooting leaves 3 dead in Jersey City 2 Sources: Triple shooting leaves 1 dead in Jersey City
Vandals defaced historic trains belonging to the United 3 Vandals deface historic train equipment in Boonton
Shooting leaves 3 dead in Jersey City 4 Shooting leaves 3 dead in Jersey City
Chopper 12 over wreck that killed NASCAR driver 5 Chopper 12 over wreck that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

In Fort Lee, six snow days were used DOE to vote on Saturday make-up classes

Many New Jersey school districts are getting creative when it comes to making up for

Many New Jersey students hit the books this School open for many on Presidents Day

Many New Jersey students hit the books this Presidents Day on what is typically a

Lots of schools are taking a snow day District to hold virtual class on snow day

Lots of schools are taking a snow day due to the winter storm, but students

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE