Blizzard Bags Coming to the Zanesville City School District

by Courtney Wheaton on March 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

The Zanesville City School District is implementing a state wide program this year to help students make up missed school days.

So far the district has missed 13 days of school due to inclement weather. The Blizzard Bag Program allows the district to use the days off of school as traditional class days. The state allows up to three blizzard days and there is a variety of ways for students to complete the assigned course work.

" I know a lot of students and parents do not have capabilities to have internet so we send the paper copies home, some of our new tech kids all of there work is on the internet. They have laptops so they are able to do that via the internet, " Said District Coordinator of Operations, Kevin Appleman.

Appleman says students will have a total of two weeks to complete each day of assignments. Along with the blizzard bags the district is still planning to shorten spring break in order to make up lost days.

"We had a contingency plan already set at the beginning of the year. We had to turn that into the state department. There are three days during spring break is the 14, 15, and 16 of March and well get information out to the students, " said Apppleman.

For more information on the program parents are encouraged to look at the blue letter that was sent home with students earlier this week.