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Poll: Should Alexandria City Public Schools keep snow days?

A woman stands in the snow with a shovel in Arlandria, Jan. 3, 2022. (staff photo by James Cullum)

With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past.

In late 2021, Alexandria said remote learning would replace in-person classes during what, in the past, would have been a day away from school for children.

A bill was proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates earlier this year to make remote learning a mandatory substitute for snow days, though the bill died in the House Committee on Education.

Now, some localities are starting to reconsider that push to replace snow days with virtual learning.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced earlier this year that the school district would restore snow days and end the use of virtual learning.

“This adjustment aims to maximize in-person learning and to ensure equitable access to instruction and student services for all students,” FCPS said in a press release.

Alexandria City Public Schools’ website says, if there are sufficient calendar days, the school division will consider designating the day “as an actual snow day for all students and staff.”

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