No one wants to go backward.
That's why Hamilton County Schools are using snow days to give students an extra two days away from school after their Labor Day off to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The thinking obviously was the total of five days away from classrooms would prevent the spread of the virus, allow many of the sick to get well, permit some of those eligible to get vaccines and stave off a return to online classes.
Elsewhere, Grundy and Marion County schools will be closed all this week, and Bledsoe, Meigs, Polk and Sequatchie County schools all have closed at some point this year due to illness or from staff shortages due to illness.
The 2021-2022 school year is now the third straight to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.