Should Iowa scrap school make up days this year?

Thousands of people want Governor Kim Reynolds to scrap school make up days this year. And with more snow on the way on Sunday, you can see why.

An online petition had gathered over 14,000 signatures by this morning.

Specifically the creator of the petition - Amber Williams of Palo, IA - wants the Polar Vortex days (three of them) wiped off the make-up schedule, and was pretty dramatic about it.

"My concern is if these days are not pardoned, future district leaders could possibly make poor decisions with school closures which could result in more injuries and/or fatalities," she wrote.

"Under Iowa law, the governor doesn’t have the legal authority to forgive snow days," Pat Garrett, Kim Reynolds' communications director, said in a statement.

But the Legislature does! North Dakota has done it and Michigan is considering it, so should Iowa?

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