While college students might feel refreshed following their icy winter break, Wake County high schoolers took to social media to say they are barely skating by in preparation for midterms.
Wake County Public School System cancelled their first three days of class this semester due to snow, and some students tweeted their concern to the district.
@thejbrebecca Good one. We do have jokes! Have a great day at school tomorrow!— Wake County Schools (@WCPSS) January 11, 2017
KC Kurz, a senior at William G. Enloe High School, said it’s unreasonable for the district to refuse to reschedule exams.
“I don’t think it’s fair,” she said. “Everyone’s pretty stressed because a lot of our admissions to colleges or scholarships, or literally everything, is riding on midterms and midyear grades.”
But Dana King, principal of Millbrook High School, said the exam schedule should come as no surprise to students. In her thirty years at Wake County, she said there is no precedent for rescheduling exams due to inclement weather.
“'Why are we talking about moving exams?'” King said she asked Drew Cook, Wake County's senior director for high school programs. Cook had reached out to high school principals for their input, but King advised to maintain the schedule.
“We’ve had a lot worse snows than this, and we haven’t changed,” she said. “We think part of the conversation became more lively because of social media.”