JCPS to make up 2 snow days so far for school year

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by Claudia Coffey

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 6:50 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- At first JCPS called for a two hour delay on Monday, Dec. 10, but when the snow didn't let up JCPS decided to close.

Now kids will have to make up two snow days and it's not even officially winter.

A JCPS spokesperson says with the snow falling and the side roads getting worse, they had to make some quick decisions Monday morning and that meant calling off school before the buses rolled out
That means Friday's snow day will be made up Feb. 26 and Monday's snow day will be made up Feb. 27.

"Those are school days that are built into the school year. Right now we have one more school day built into the school year. Then we would have to start adding on to the end of the school year if we have more snow days," Ben Jackey, JCPS Spokesperson, said.

They would have liked to have made that decision earlier but the snow started falling quickly and made the best decision for the safety of students.

"It became very apparent that the snow was picking up and moving through very slowly and the roads were not improving at all, especially those back roads, so that's why we made the decision to call off school for the day," Jackey said.

JCPS was not the only one to first delay then call off school, catholic schools, Oldham County and Indiana schools all followed suit and did the same thing.
 

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