Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Jean

    Jean said, about 1 year ago

    depends on if they are all out because of weather or the flu. Many school districts cancel school because of the flu. I think there is a precentage of students out with sickness that lets them cancel and then make it up later in the year.

  2. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We’re all victims of the system, Maria. Just go with it…

  3. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, about 1 year ago

    If enough students are out sick, they cancel school. Unless the school district has a few screws loose, they already built in 5 snow days. Here, if more than the 5 allotted days are used, the kids stay in school longer. Besides, it doesn’t make sense to keep the school open for 1 student.

  4. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Dragon0131

    That is all true, we are tweaking the situation some.

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Dragon0131

    And it’s a joke. I like believability in a strip, sure. But some things you exaggerate for the gag.

  6. LisaGRH

    LisaGRH said, about 1 year ago

    Of course, her class is probably not the only class in the entire school system. They wouldn’t close the school just because 30 students were out with the flu — even if all of them were in the same class.

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @LisaGRH

    Right, this isn’t one of those schools where all the kids in town have the same teacher every year. Like in comic strips…

  8. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    What Maria needs is for the school to have a broken water pipe or furnace; that’ll close the whole school every time.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Dragon0131

    That is just one student in one class room not the whole school.

  10. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, about 1 year ago

    Usually, they would put a lone student in another classroom until the rest of her classmates got better and came back. The teacher would then get everyone up to speed at the same time.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    What’s funny is how some schools in Alaska will have very few canceled days, like maybe one every three years, and you know the weather is bad there.

  12. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cbrsarah

    Again, I’m all for basic believability- but if we did everything just as it would be done in real life, we’d have no jokes.

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