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Will it be a snow day? How school Superintendents decide

Posted at 11:44 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 23:44:44-05
Lake effect snow is in the forecast for parts of Western New York, and that means the roads could get bad.
 
While you're sleeping, dreaming of a snow day, school Superintendents like Dr. Bret Apthorpe of Frontier Central School District are on the road, to monitor conditions and see if your dream will become a reality.
 
"Because the snow is lake effect snow, you may have parts of our school districts that will be clear skies and sunny, and another part whiteout," said Dr. Apthorpe. "It's really impossible to make a good call on school closings without having people physically on the ground, including the Superintendent."
 
Dr. Apthorpe says his crew is in constant communication with the Hamburg Highway Department.
 
"If we feel the roads are unsafe or if the thruway is closed, we'll close school," he said.
 
Each school has a different amount of snow days per school year, but school Superintendents say that number doesn't matter--it's safety of students that's first priority.