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Putnam Schools Have 6 Stockpile Days Left For School Closures

Putnam County Schools used three more snow days this week bringing the total to seven days of missed school. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said the district has six days remaining for school closures. “Last couple of years, we’ve actually used one or two snow days before Christmas,” Martin said. “This year, we didn’t use any snow days before ... Read More »

Snow Days Cause Academic Disruptions When Trying To Return From Break

It may be nice having an extra day off before returning to school, but snow days can cause a real challenge for educators. Putnam County Schools Deputy Director Tim Martin said two snow day right after Christmas break disrupts. “That’s a difficult thing anytime we have a snow day, and we were really hoping we wouldn’t have many snow days ... Read More »

UC Leaders Trying To Navigate Learning Options With COVID In Schools On Rise

Upper Cumberland School Leaders want the governor to allow a certain number of school COVID days to deal with possible closures. Representative Ryan Williams said that some school districts statewide are using their snow days while they navigate the rise of cases. UC School leaders asked Williams for help. Williams said that he and school leaders proposed an idea that ... Read More »

Overton Schools Out Of Snow Days, White 2 Remaining

All 13 snow days for Overton County Schools have been used after classes were cancelled Friday. Monday makes the 14th day missed. Interim Director of Schools Donnie Holman said now that the stockpile has been depleted, school officials are tasked with planning for future closures. “All the stakeholders will get together, and we will have a discussion to see what ... Read More »

Putnam School System Out Of Snow Days

The Putnam County School System will use its last snow day Thursday. Director of Schools Corby King said a continuous learning plan was created at the start of the school year. King said k-12 students would use virtual learning days when all 13 snow days are used. “The big impact for families and for students is that we don’t have ... Read More »

Lack Of Technology Means Snow Days Can’t Be Virtual

Could the experience of virtual learning during the pandemic mean an end to snow days? Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said for right now, lack of broadband access and technology makes the answer no. “The issue being we are still not a one-to-one district,” King said. “Meaning that we do not have a device for every student. So ... Read More »