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Why call a 2-hour delay?

Another frequently asked question is, “Why call a 2-hour delay”?  There are several reasons for a 2-hour delay.  For our young drivers, it allows them to drive in the daylight and avoid rush hour traffic.  For our maintenance people, it gives them extra time to plow parking lots, clear sidewalks, and make sure each building’s heating system is working properly.  For all our students, it provides a safer commute in daylight, and gives extra time for roads and sidewalks to clear.  For our busing service, they may need additional time to dig out and clear the buses to begin their bus route.  For the state and local road crews, it allows extra time to clear the roads of snow and debris.  And for the administration, it provides us time to make sure all of the above has happened and students have a safe environment.  Sometimes the 2-hour delay also allows time to see if the weather forecast was correct as predicted, in which case, we then may make the call to close school.

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