Schools Watch Calamity Days Add Up During Cold Snap


UPDATED: Friday January 24, 2014 12:25 PM

Temperatures and wind chills spent another day hovering at or below the zero degree mark on Friday.

Some schools, like Groveport Madison, cancelled classes again.

Bus drivers woke up early to try and fire up buses in the district. Around 5:30 a.m., the superintendent decided the temperature was just too dangerous for students who may be outside.

The district was not alone. At least 100 schools closed or delayed.

A water line issue was reported at Marion-Franklin in Columbus. A broken line soaked some classrooms on Thursday. Parts of the school were also left in the cold. Students bundled up and
headed for a full day of classes after the principal announced affected classes could meet in the gymnasium or cafeteria.

Canal Winchester joined school districts that chose to keep classes after a morning delay.

The cold snap is expected to continue into next week, which could mean administrators have to make more tough decisions as they count calamity days.

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