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Saturday makeup days get mixed reviews

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The majority of kids in our area got a few days off from school because of the snow and ice. Now they have to make up those missed days from school. In some cases, students may even have to go to school on a Saturday.

Most counties are using a Saturday to make up a day, and even considering a day during Spring Break.

"I feel like it's going to be kind of hard to get some of the students here on a Saturday," said Gina Gouger, a second grade teacher at Southport Elementary School. "I hate to lose a Spring Break day. We all need that day at that point in the year."

Right now all brunswick county schools will make up the first snow day on January 25. Gouger said they are looking at either a Saturday or one day during Spring Break to make up the second snow day.

"A lot of parents work," Gouger said. "You know, that's just a time in their day or their week that they've not expected their children to have to get up and get ready for school."

Some parents, however, said they wouldn't mind their children going into school on a Saturday. Heather Eason has two sons who attend Southport Elementary. She said her kids going to school on the weekend wouldn't really cut into time with the family.

"I think we can have family time at church and those kinds of things on Sunday and make up for that," Eason said. "I think it will be fine."

Eleanor Rankin has a daughter in kindergarten at Southport Elementary. She would much rather just have her child go in on a Saturday, because it would only be half of a normal school day.

"I would prefer for them to go ahead and have to whole week off of Spring Break and them just go for maybe half a day on a Saturday, so they could go ahead and get it over with," Rankin said.

Southport Elementary Principal Randy Horne said that half of a Saturday equals one full day of school.

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