Sometimes, when one or both parents work, taking a vacation with the family can be a challenge.
School aged kids with busy schedules make vacation planning even harder, and, often it seems like you just have to get out of town or take time off whenever you can.
But, what if “whenever you can” coincides with a school day?
Some people may take the kids out of school early to get a head start on a trip. Or, they may even plan the entire vacation during school time, and, take the kids out for a week or more.
I have a friend who plans a Disney vacation each fall because the park “isn’t as crowded”. She takes her children out of school for a week at a time because they can “always make up the work later”. I don’t get it, but, it’s only recently that they’ve quit doing it because the kids are older.
In addition to being disruptive to a classroom, I think it’s a bad example to set for children, school is for when it’s “convenient”. Also, I wonder how the older ones ever really catch up in school, even if they take their work with them.
I believe that as long as school is in session (barring any emergency or illness, of course) I believe that children of any age who are in school should be there. Period. We don’t skip half days for anything, either.
What about you?