We Want a Longer Spring Break

We Want a Longer Spring Break

By McKayla Bogda, North Star Staffer

Spring break is a much needed time off where students and faculty go on vacations, catch up on work or just hang out with friends and family, but now it has been cut short. The second week was important because it is when students and faculty can do these things, plus it was a better time to make up snow days.

Some students go on vacation the first week of spring break and then work on schoolwork the second week, but with only one week students won’t think to do their schoolwork or they won’t have time to relax. If they don’t get to do these things, then it kind of defeats the purpose of spring break for students. The reality is that students will most likely choose to relax over catching up on schoolwork and there are some students who could really use that time to do schoolwork, but they won’t do it the first week of break and without a second week they just won’t do it.

The second week of spring break was a better time to make up snow days, than at the end of the school year because most students don’t want to stay any longer. Even though students want to get out of school at the end of the year, summer break is already long enough and adding the extra week to summer wasn’t necessary because most people are ready to do something different by the end of summer. The week was in better use with spring break because the time is needed more at that time.

Cutting the break shorter also affects the teachers because a lot of them catch up on grading work and planning for the rest of the year. The teachers deserve a break and if they have to do school work the whole time, then they will be just as stressed as they were before break. If the teachers choose to not catch up on grading though then it stresses out the students more.