School officials in Seymour are pondering whether or not to open schools Monday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 19, to get students back to class after missing a week of school following Blizzard Charlotte.
Schools across Connecticut are closed through the end of the week after the blizzard dropped more than three feet of snow in some locations on Friday and Saturday.
Roads in several cities and towns including Seymour remain impassable because of the snowfall, and crews have been working around the clock to remove as much snow from roads and parking lots as possible.
Seymour Public Schools are already canceled for Thursday.
Seymour Superintendent Christine Syriac said school is now scheduled until the last day of June. According to Connecticut law, schools cannot be in session during the month of July.
"Events like this take our focus off of what our main mission is, which is the academics, and we need to stop and make sure everything is OK for this," she said.
If any other days are missed, days will come off April vacation.
"We are looking at whether or not we are going to be in session next Monday or Tuesday and we also know we will need to take days off of April vacation, if we have continued closings after this," Syriac said.
Prior to making any sort of decision, Syriac said she would need to establish how many staff members have plans for the upcoming holiday that would make it impossible for them to show up for work.
She said that doesn't mean days will not potentially come off April vacation, because it's still unknown how many additional days the town will need to close school for the rest of the school year.
Parents are happy with the school district's decision.
"Well they just have to make sure the kids are safe, the roads are really narrow," said Mary Ella Randi. "The buses can't fit through."
Connecticut requires students attend a minimum of 180 school days.
The Seymour Board of Education is meeting to discuss the issue Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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