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Webb City School Dist. Make up day Saturday April 26th

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The five-day school week is about to change for one school district, at least for one week. Due to the numerous snow days, Webb City R-7 School District has to make some changes, like hitting the books on Saturday.

"People get excited about snow days saying hooray it's a free day, and it's not a free day. You're going to be making it up somewhere, probably at the end of the year." says Webb City Superintendent, Dr. Tony Rossetti.

After 11 missed school days, the Webb City School R-7 School District has some catching up to do.

"With this last snow day that we had, it pushes us into a decision on whether we go Monday June 2nd....or do we do something prior to that?" Rossetti says.

The school board decided against adding an additional day on to the school year. Instead, they'll be having a make up day on Saturday, April 26th.

Many of the students we spoke with don't seem to mind the idea.

"And as long as its to help us and it doesn't mess anything else up, I'm okay with it." says Junior, Levi Gobie.

"I'd rather go 3 hours, instead of a whole day, like 8, and then we don't have to make up another day of school. So we can have more summertime." says Freshman, Ana Gamez.

The Saturday makeup day will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a 5 hour difference from a regular school day. But some students say even though it is being made up on a Saturday, it is causing an inconvenience.

"I don't have a way to school. Like I don't have transportation to get here. So that's very inconvenient." Christina Andrews says.

Andrews says she has arrangements for a ride during the week , but Saturday would be tricky to find transportation.

"I'd have to get here at 5:30 in the morning, sit here and wait until classes start. And then when classes are over, then I'd have to wait til 4:30 til my ride gets here to pick me up. So that's not fun." she says.

But others remain optimistic that the day will be fun.

"I think it will be fine. The teachers don't want to be there either, so they wouldn't make us do anything like they wouldn't want to do either." says Freshman, Ashley Land.

Rossetti says that the school day is considered to be a makeup day, so students that do not show up will be considered absent for the day.
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