How does the idea of closing school for one day sound as a way to help school employees take off the 10 hours required under Gov. Bev Perdue's furlough order?
That idea was proposed at today's school board meeting by Jennifer Lanane, president of Wake NCAE. She argued that school employees won't find the time any other way to take off the 10 hours.
Lanane asked the school board to back the group's call for closing school for one day.
The final call would be up to the state, which would have to waive the requirement that there is 180 days of classes.
While the state is expected to tell teachers that they can't take the time off on school days, Lanane said telling them to use teacher workdays won't help.
Lanane said there's too much going on during workdays for teachers to just not come in.
She added that workdays won't help school employees such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers.
While Lanane and two Lost Colony parents spoke during the public comment section, no one came to talk about the year-round school situation.
The school board passed a resolution asking the state to let them shorten the school year by a day.