FORT LEE, N.J. (PIX11) — Classes were in session for the second Saturday in a row for all elementary, middle and high school students in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
It was to make up for school days lost during the brutal winter.
Charlie Lorenzo was among dozens of parents who parked along Stillwell Avenue to pick up their children from Lewis F. Cole Middle School.
“I’d rather have it this way on a Saturday than at the end of the year cause they’re really not productive at the end of the summer,” Lorenzo said.
Her son Elias said one Saturday was bad enough.
“I don’t like it,” the eighth grader said. “I’d be at home watching video games.”
The borough is budgeted for two snow days, but burned through those and four more.
In addition to the two 8 a.m. to noon Saturday makeup sessions, students will be giving up two days from their spring break next month.
This allows the district to meet the 180 school days required by the state.