- Sep 26, 2018
Then the chess club, debate team, science club, etc etc etc who meet after school on the grounds, compete in off-site events on the weekends, and put in personal time at home over vacations to hone their skills should also be getting additional excused absences whether they are taking trips through the school to events or not.They also do not get the breaks off that all the other students do.
Our sports teams have practice and games during school breaks. They also start practice weeks before the school year starts so their summers are cut short.
Our drama club does not take vacations, there are 2 shows every year, they begin prep in August for the first, and they begin prep for the second during winter break. They even have to spend some 8 hour weekend days at school.
So these trips they take should be excused, since technically they are "in school" more than the other students are.
No matter which way you slice it, the argument is deeply flawed ESPECIALLY in the context of public schools.