Children’s safety top priority for superintendent when determining closings, delays

All schools in Jackson County have used up their built-in snow makeup days with more than two months of winter remaining on the calendar.

Area superintendents now are waiting to see if state officials will offer waivers to the rule that school must be in session 180 days, so they won’t have to extend the school year.

Seymour Community Schools ran out of makeup days after Superintendent Rob Hooker canceled school Monday because of sub-zero temperatures and dangerous windchill levels reaching nearly 30 below zero.

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