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Mounting snow days cause mounting headaches for Scott County

"It is frustrating. You plan for a certain amount of time every year that you would have bad weather, but it seems like it's just been an extended number I'd weeks this year, so there is a source of frustration," says Scott County Director of Student Services Robert Stafford.

Scott County Schools have missed 11 days so far this year due to snow. That's more than average and only two fewer than all of last year. Mr. Stafford says the growing number snow days is causing problems for classroom routines

"When you have snows that come in every few days it's difficult to establish any consistency with the children," he says.

Mr. Stafford says the school board plans to meet next month to determine how best to make up the snow days. As it stand now, students will be in school all the way up go June 7.

While school administrators figure out how to deal with the snow days, some parents are taking their childrens' education into their own hands.

"What I've been doing with my children is have them bring their schoolbooks home or try to bring as many as they can in the thoughts that maybe we wont be going back the Jeffrey they can do some reading at home or going through their notes or whatever," says Dianne Redmon who has two children in Scott County schools.

Diane Redmon thinks some of the snow days may have been unnecessary.

"There have been a couple of days when my husband and I looked outside and thought our kids could have gone to school and they probably would have been ok," says Redmon.

But Robert Stafford says there will be no taking chances when it comes to students' safety.

"The decision to call school off is made for the safety of the kids and our staff and that's the utmost importance to us when those decisions are made."


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