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School Cancellations: How Do Officials Decide to Keep Kids Home?
Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on March 06, 2013 @ 7:27PM
Created on March 06, 2013 @ 5:40PM
 
If you have kids, you were probably spending Wednesday at home with them as most of our area schools closed. But, how exactly do school officials decide to close down?

5 News talked with the Barbour County superintendent, who told us the first thing he does is track the weather.
 
Once the snow starts, he said he'll even drive around on the roads to determine if they're safe enough for school buses to pick up kids in the morning.
 
"I left here at 11:30 (on Tuesday night), and it was just raining here. Where I live is six miles away from the board office, and it's all up. About half way of that going up, it immediately changed from rain on one foot, the next foot was snow, so I had a good idea what we were in for," said Dr. Joe Super, Barbour County Superintendent.

Dr. Super also said the safety of students and school personnel is the first thing he takes into consideration, and he'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to cancelling school. 

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