Student creates online petition to change snow make-up days

Posted at 11:20 AM, Feb 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-10 20:46:42-05

In Virginia Beach, the last snow storm caused schools to make-up snow days on Saturdays.

But a student has started an online petition to get school officials to change that.

Last week, Beach school officials decided students will make up snow days by attending classes on three Saturdays.

Those Saturdays are February 15, March 29, and April 26.

Some parents told NewsChannel 3 they are okay with the plan - others say it does not make much sense.

Some argue Saturday is for family time, and that kids have other activities they need to do.

Salem High School Junior, Katherine Meixel, started this petition, hoping to get school officials to change their minds.

It states why students should not attend school on Saturdays and offers other solutions.

At last check, close to 3,000 people had signed the petition. The goal was 2,500 signatures.

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