Class was in session Saturday for schools in Cabarrus County. The school district decided to have a make-up day this weekend because school was canceled this past Wednesday due to the snow and ice. Victoria Garcia, a 6 year old student at Pitts School Road Elementary, says, "First we had math. Then we did our project. Then we went home." Parent Tommy Tillman says, "I don't mind it (school on Saturday) because it allows them to get it knocked out earlier. That way later on we can still enjoy our time together." Parent Sara Jones says, "It was short notice, but we didn't really have any plans. My husband works on the weekends, so it didn't really interrupt anything." A district spokesperson says officials wanted to save their make up days during the week in case of more bad weather this winter. And possibly the most popular reason among parents for Saturday school is they don't want it to cut into spring break. Jones says, "People make plans to go out of town, so I don't want to be losing days when we already have a week planned off." Parent Mark Casper says, "If you've got a vacation planned or something like that, it cuts into that, so better now than later." Garcia explains why she likes having school on Saturday. She says, "Because you always get to have half day. Every time it's half." Students only had to go to school for a few hours Saturday. The Cabarrus County School District says only one of the two days missed this week had to be made up in order to keep the district in line with the amount of classroom hours required by the state for the school year. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools plan to make up days they missed this week on February 17 and 18.
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