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No more missed days of school for inclement weather

Why do the kids not have to attend school on inclement weather? For safety reasons.

Lots of schools offer online classes for students, so why can’t the Cedar Rapids Community School District do the same on the bad weather days? You see ads on TV about all the schools that do this. Yes, most are post high school, but I also know that many of our local high schools offer online instruction because they do not have teachers to teach them. Suburban Chicago schools do this.

I think most students today have computers, iPads or cellphones, so why can’t the district figure out a way to implement online teaching across the district. It sure would help parents who have to make last minute plans on who is going to watch their student on those days. It would keep the school calendar on track. Families would know how to plan vacations, teachers could make plans to take classes at the end of the school year and students would know what date they are able to report to for their summer jobs. This only makes sense to me.

The goal of the district is to help make the students more prepared for the future and it looks this would be a huge step in that direction.

How about CRCSD? Get into the 21st century

Jim Voss

Cedar Rapids

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