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How schools decide to close during inclement weather

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

When the snow starts to fall and the temperatures begin to plunge, school districts have a decision to make: whether to cancel classes.

While student love the idea of a snow day, it takes a lot before that'll happens in the Tri-State.

LIST: Current school closings and delays.

Superintendents we spoke with say they constantly check out the road conditions and temperatures for themselves before making a decision that can change a family's entire schedule. 

Ideally, schools say they'd like to make a decision by 6 a.m.

But, in some cases due to cold weather like we have Monday, it may be even the day before.

The protocol includes looking at visibility, amount of snow, weather conditions that are forecast and predicted.

Roads are also a top priority and are surveyed by employees in the district.

Districts also keep in close contact with the city and county road crews.

With many kids waiting for buses or walking, temperatures are also important.

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