Mild Winter for Snow Days

February 11, 2010 –

With what’s probably the worst snowstorm of the winter moving in on Tuesday morning, and people getting ready for the white stuff, the Hudson Area Schools are at least relaxed that they’re not in deep trouble on snow days, as they have often been in past year.

As of Tuesday morning no decision had been made about whether there would be school on Wednesday, but Lori Lancaster, the Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant, said that as of Tuesday the schools had about six snow days remaining. For the year.

“Normally we’re supposed to have 1098 instructional hours,” she explained. “But we can go to 1068 if we have to.”

Mrs. Lancaster explained that so far this year, the schools have cancelled one day for snow, one day for ice, and have had two two-hour delays for fog. That is well under the normal amount for this time in the year.

Decisions on whether to close school are made by the superintendent and the transportation director, usually early on the morning of the day school is called off.

If students don’t get some time off for snow days this week, they can look forward to a day off on Feburary 26 when there will be a teacher’s workshop.