At a minimum pretty much every kid in the state is going to miss a week of school due to the weather. So are the teachers. http://bit.ly/7km9Kx
I wonder if the Minister is hoping that these missed days will head off any strike action later in the school year? If not, how many days can kids miss before vacation days have to be sacrificed? As far as I'm concerned it's not a biggie for the primary school kids. The secondary school year is a lot shorter, however and a full week off now combined with any length of strike could mean a lot of missed material.