School Superintendents Continue To Monitor The Weather

Published 02/09 2014 09:27PM

Updated 02/09 2014 10:28PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- School District Superintendents are trying to stay ahead of the snow by monitoring the weather 24-7.

But so far, there's no decisions on cancellations for Monday.

Superintendents got until about 5:00 Monday morning to come up with a final answer.

But, it's a decision that won't be easy to make.

Typically school transportation officials and superintendents can drive the roads then decide whether or not to cancel school based on the road conditions.

But this most recent weather event hasn't happened yet.

And, Little Rock School's Transportation Director Mike Martello says that can make things tricky.

He said, "Obviously when there's nothing on the ground, then sometimes you have to do it based on a forecast."

North Little Rock Superintendent Kelly Rodgers says they're relying on the National Weather Service.

But models -- on when the snow will hit -- changed quite a bit during the day and the time appears to keep pushing back.

Rodgers said, "We're going to make a safe decision. We're not going to put people in harms way."

So far, there's no firm decision on whether Little Rock, North Little Rock or Pulaski County schools will be open Monday.

But the superintendents plan to talk about it again well before the sun comes up.

Something else school leaders will keep in mind when making a decision on school closings, some students who ride the bus, may not get home until 5:30 in the evening.

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