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Waterbury schools could alter school schedule again in case of snow day

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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

It's nearly spring on the calendar, but winter snow is in our immediate forecast.

And for school calendars, that's not a good thing.

Public works crews in Waterbury were planning to start using street cleaners to get rid of all the sand and salt on the roads.

However, those operations have been put on hold until after Monday's storm.

Instead on Monday, public works employees spent the day reconnecting plows and getting sand and salt ready.

"It is a little disappointing talking this late in the season with spring just hours away," said Lou Spina of Waterbury Public Works.

Parents of students trying to get in 180 days of school year are also frustrated.

"It's not good," said parent Margie Allen.

Waterbury Public Schools were supposed to end the year on June 6.

But after missing 11 days of school because of storms, the school year is now running through June 21.

School officials said as of Monday, they have five days left at the end of the year, if more days are needed for make-up.

The last day for school make-up this year is June 28 because the 30th is on Sunday.

Some families have been struggling with all the changes to the school year.

"It's hotter in the summer, having kids in summer," Allen said. "Spring breaks aren't really needed."

Public works officials told Eyewitness News that they are also dealing with the unknowns such as whether the snow removal budget can handle any more snow.

"We are probably going to need a small budget transfer," Spina said. "We're trying to put our finger on that number."

Some school districts have already hit that date like in Seymour so if there is no school Tuesday, it will be made up during April vacation.

The current last day for Seymour Public Schools is June 28.

If schools are closed Tuesday, students will have to attend class on April 19.

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