Snow days mean more school this summer
February 12, 2008
Winter storms have caused local educators to cancel three school days, but those days are being tacked on to the end of the school year, according to Interim District Superintendent Jo Lynn Wilson.
School was canceled once each of the last three months, according to district officials.
The last two “were called because the roads were too narrow for students to wait safely at bus stops,” said Director of Transportation, Nanette Rondeau by e-mail. “The buses also would not be able to travel on the narrow roadways.”
According to district guidelines, Rondeau must communicate early with several local and inter-district agencies, as well as the National Weather Service before she makes her recommendation whether to close schools for the day to the district superintendent by 4 a.m.
Determining factors include weather, road and facility conditions, according to written district procedures.