Even though I generally will have to go to work, the words "Snow Day" still warm my heart. So I was very happy on Monday. The reaction from my friends who teach in school districts that were on vacation this past week? "That's not fair! We're already off this week!" I think snow days, unexpected and infrequent as they are, are like getting an extra birthday present.
When the state of Michigan switched from a number of school days/year policy to a number of school hours/year policy, it gave a little more flexibility in terms of calendar scheduling.
But up north, there are many more snow days, and schools still run into problems.