Schools replace snow days with cyber days
PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- In Pennsylvania, students don't get snow days. When it's too cold or snowy to make it to class, school officials have "Cyber days."
The students use laptops that the high schoolers get on the first day of class to log on and learn.
"Even within my own family, my husband works from home every day so, my daughter gets to see that and know that there are careers where your boss is in another state, so it's nice to be able to communicate electronically. This is a great way for these kids to learn how to do that," said Judy Runsnak, parent of Senton LaSalle student.
While the students are hard at work from home their teachers are also on hand at their computers ready to receive instant messages or e-mails from students about their assignments.