Shortened school year should be reconsidered

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dear editor,

While I believe it was a sound decision to close Alabama schools during the recent weather, I do not believe that State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice has the best interests of our children in his heart.

If attendance at school is paramount in receiving good education, why is the superintendent shortening the school year by four days?

Surely keeping spring break intact isn’t more important than educating our children.

Parents, if you are concerned, you need to speak up.

The school year has already been shortened to 175 days.

Shortening it another four days is not the answer.


Jennifer Funk, Marbury