BOSTON (CBS) — It’s the last week of January, and Boston public schools are tagging on another snow day to its tally.

Thursday will mark BPS’ fourth snow day for the school year.

READ: Closings and Cancellations

“We are well aware that closing school is not optimal for our families and our students,” said Dr. Carol Johnson, Boston’s school superintendent. “However, the safety of our students must be our first priority at all times.”

In an effort to meet the requirement of having classes 180 days, Johnson says the district may consider using school vacation days to make up the missed days.

Comments (5)
  1. Audra says:

    And what happens if I already have plane tix to Florida during Feb and April vacation? Another brilliant idea by Boston and Mumbles Menino!

  2. Gary says:

    Start school in August!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Tina says:

    the boston school system should definately start earlier in the year. there always was talk and that’s ever as far as it got in many many years. It seems to be a no brainer :/

  4. Jen says:

    Please get rid of February AND April Vacation and make it one in March…

  5. Peter Hua says:

    I’d rather have Saturday School.

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