Empty Classrooms Signal Another Snow Day

Created: 02/17/2014 6:44 PM
By: Sean Boswell

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The halls and classrooms in the Dover-Eyota School District had something missing Monday, students.

"I don't care. I didn't even have my homework done for today,” said 9th grader Grahm Wibstad.

"It's awesome! I love getting snow days," said 6th grader Joe Callahan.

While Callahan enjoys the time off, he's starting to get a little worried.

"We haven't hardly done any of our lessons," said Callahan.

This is the 4th day Dover-Eyota has cancelled school due to bad weather. This means it will have to make up days from here on out.

"Get a day, lose a day, whatever," said Callahan.

Superintendent Bruce Klaehn is also concerned, not about the lack of homework, but rather the lack of school days. He has to do what's safest for the kids.

"School is a busy place and it is pretty disruptive to have to call a day off and here we've done it four times already," said Klaehn.

Klaehn says the past two years have been especially difficult, but he's content having just three built in snow days for the year.

"About the time you start assuming that you'll have five or six maybe we'll be back to having one or none," said Klaehn.

There’s empty chairs and empty hallways, and still a lot of winter to go.

According to the Dover-Eyota superintendent, Monday's snow day will be added onto the district's spring break. Should there be another snow day, that would be tacked onto the end of the year.