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School districts put in tough spot due to timing of tomorrow's storm

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Burlington's superintendent said he'll have to make a decision on whether or not to cancel school by 5 a.m. on Wednesday. (WFSB) Burlington's superintendent said he'll have to make a decision on whether or not to cancel school by 5 a.m. on Wednesday. (WFSB)
BURLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Even though the timing of Wednesday's storm is later in the morning, school districts around the state will have to make an early call on whether or not to cancel or dismiss school.

In Burlington, which could see anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of snow, superintendent Alan Beitman said he'll be checking in with public works crews and state and local police before making a decision by 5 a.m.

He said the district has used five of its six snow days for the year.

However, he won't take a chance with the safety of more than 2,000 students.

"We’d rather go one day later in June than have some sort of accident that would send a child to the hospital or a citizen to the hospital," Beitman said.

Beitman said any additional snow days will be added after the last day of school, which is slated for June 14.

The snow day scramble is also frustrating for parents, trying to figure out if schools will have delayed openings or closings altogether. 

“We want to give parents as much notice as possible because we know what an inconvenience it is having to arrange childcare for working partners, so I want to make the decision as early as possible," said Canton Superintendent of Schools Kevin Case.

Many superintendents say they are sensitive to the frustrations and they are well aware that districts have already used up almost all their snow days built into the school year.

A lot of superintendents said they will be up at 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. tracking the weather and trying to make the decision as early as possible.

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