If school’s at home, learning goes on during bad weather


SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Monday may have been both a holiday and a bad weather day, but that didn’t stop some homeschooling families from hitting the books while their public school counterparts were enjoying a day off, according to the Times-Gazette.

LouAnn Smith homeschools her son Nathan. Early on Monday, which was President’s Day, she posted on Facebook, “So much for snow. Looks likes it’s mostly ice for us. Poor Nathan will wake up disappointed and even more so when he realizes he’ll have to do some school work.”

Smith said her family does take snow days, but only when there is actual snow.

“If there is no snow but public schools are closed, we press on and do what is scheduled,” she said.

Homeschooling parent Lisa Brown said her family also works on inclement weather days as well. Her son Jesse would be disappointed, she said.

Smith’s elder son, who is a senior at Cascade High School, may not have had homework, but he did have to do chores, she said.

“He is stranded at home, so hey … may as well get my money’s worth,” Smith said.

FOR MORE: Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Local News: If school’s at home, learning goes on (02/17/15).


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