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Could school 'snow days' be a thing of the past following pandemic?

Brittany Costello
Updated: October 28, 2020 05:34 PM
Created: October 28, 2020 03:40 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Snow days for school children could be a thing of the past.

"Normally, APS closes schools, this and that, but with online learning, as parents know, I did Spanish with my son this morning," said Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. "Like everything this year, COVID has even changed snow days. I know a lot of us are like 'oh snow day, there's not going to be work' but we have all these Zoom calls."


Rio Rancho, which offers hybrid learning, continued online school during the storm for students who would have been in the classroom.

A spokesperson for Rio Rancho Public Schools said it's unlikely that the district will have traditional snow days this school year. 

Following the pandemic, however, traditional snow days could return because students likely would not all have a school-issued Chromebook to access online instruction.

APS also doesn't anticipate moving to an online setting during winter storms following the pandemic.

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