District Has Used Allotted Snow Days

Springville, NY - Some students are wondering if they will have class Wednesday with the cold temperatures on the way.

Springville has six snow days built into the calendar and has already used them all.

"I make calls to several other superintendents in the region to see what they're seeing and what we're seeing because you don't want to have one school district think that, you know, they care less about their children then another school district," says Springville Superintendent Dr. Paul Connelly.

Connelly says he will start his day Wednesday around 3:30 in the morning to check the weather conditions, which in his district, can vary drastically.

"With 146 square miles, we could have situations where there's like nothing and situations where it's devastated," he says.

Usually, Connelly says the tipping point for cancelling class is 20 below with the wind chill. While he did not cancel class Tuesday, he did send alerts to parents.

"Saying hey, bundle your kids up. Make sure that their, all exposed skin is covered. And then, I called again this afternoon because I was very disappointed that our middle school kids and our high school kids were wearing hoodies. And, they weren't covered. C'mon! Bundle your kids up," says Connelly.

Since the district has already used all of its snow days, if there is another one students will either add days onto June, or have shorter vacations.

"I wouldn't count on a snow day tomorrow. It's just going to be really cold," says Connelly.

The Orchard Park School District also covers a lot of terrain. School officials there and in Springville say if school is not cancelled, it is your personal decision to keep your kids home if you feel it is not safe enough to send them out.


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