Schools deal with dilemma - cancel school?

By Dan Wells – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Schools in Northern Kentucky are dealing with a dilemma on whether or not to keep school in session or cancel.

Campbell County Schools, Kenton County Schools and Pendleton County Schools all called a 2-hour delay on Wednesday night for Thursday, Jan. 7, as they wait and see how much snow will fall.

According to the above school districts, this preemptive delay will allow school officials additional time to determine the best course of action for the entire school day. School officials will be assessing roads and speaking to city, county and state road departments as well as emergency management agencies to make the best decision for the safety of all our students.

School officials say it is not customary to make weather related decision this early, but they are doing so in an effort to give parents, students and staff the most time possible to prepare for what appears to be an inevitable event.

Parents are encouraged to make appropriate arrangements for their children for the delay and for the possibility of a complete closure. Each school district will notify their parents, students and staff through their normal communication process as conditions change.

For further information, please contact the school districts at Campbell County Schools 859-635-2173, Kenton County Schools 859-344-8888, and Pendleton County Schools 859-654-6911.

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