Updated: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 10:01 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 10:01 PM EST
AVON, Conn. (WTNH) -- The streets are clear and the sidewalks are dry for the most part but the impact of the blizzard remains. Some are upset that the winter weather is wreaking havoc on vacation plans.
Using our News 8 "Report-It" feature, we received word that some teachers in Avon were upset they were losing their spring vacation because of the blizzard.
As many parent knows, a great deal of school was missed because of the winter weather, more than a week in some places.
Because of previous storms, along with the two-plus feet of snow, recovery time was slow.
When school finally got back into session, school districts across the state informed parents, students, and staff that winter break would be used for make-up time or spring break.
Different districts have different policies. Remember, students must be in school for 180 days and school can not bleed into July.
As for Avon, according to the adopted Board of Education Policy, under the title of "School Calendar Setting," it reads, quote, "If emergency closings exceed five days, any additional days will be deducted from the April vacation."
News 8's Jamie Muro spoke with one of the teacher's unions, who said they have not had complaints from teachers about losing vacation time, that it is understood that when wild weather happens and school is missed, this is one of the realities they must face to make up lost time.