Dyer County school officials mull effects of record snow days
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DYER COUNTY, Tenn. — School officials said the present two-week-long snow break is the longest in recent history. The Dyer County superintendent said only three snow days were allotted for the year. The present number is nine. He said he has not seen a number like that consecutively in 13 years and that he is not sure whether this will influence students’ spring or summer breaks. “We will examine these options when we see how many we will miss in total” said Dr. Dwight Hedge, superintendent. Road officials said all the ice on the Dyer County back roads was still a hazard for school buses. Parent Amy Leake said she understood the caution. “I live on the back road, so we see why they’re having to call it off,” Leake said. But she said she is glad to hear school will be back in session Monday. “Our kids have been out for two weeks straight, and they’re going stir crazy,” Leake said. Hedge said roads should be clear and safe for buses by then.