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Schools Remain Closed: How Do You Feel About It?
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on January 27, 2014 @ 7:05PM
Created on January 27, 2014 @ 4:34PM

Some more snow and bone chilling temperatures hit our Monday morning and because of this weather, schools all throughout the area closed again on.

So how many days have students actually been to school this month? In Harrison County, ever since students came back from Christmas break they've only been in school for about a week.

Each county is different, but the majority of them have been closed and if not they've at least gotten a two hour delay. Superintendent Susan Collins said if they have a lot more snow days they're going to have to get those days back by going to school during spring break. Principal Mark DeFazio at Bridgeport High School said they've never had to do that, so it's unlikely it will happen now. He did tell 5 News that he does hate missing out on so much school.

"It takes away the continuity in the classroom. Then when the staff gets back and the students get back in the classroom you tend to rush through things just to try to get all the standards covered. It's never a good thing when you're not in school. It affects everything," said Principal Mark DeFazio, Bridgeport High School. 

We received some mixed feelings when we interviewed parents about this. Some people said they think kids should go to school, but others said if it's not safe they shouldn't go.

"I think if the roads are good enough to drive on they should go to school. They're closing down because of cold weather, but when summer comes the kids are just going to be mad having to stay longer," said Jessica D, Marion County Resident.


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