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TPS weighs impact of snow days

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When Toledo Public Schools made the call to cancel school around 9pm last night, several other districts followed suit.

Dr. Romules Durant says he was concerned about the bus drivers and unplowed side streets. He tells 13 ABC,

"Too many vehicles are on the road, so there are too many parked vehicles which is only allowing a crew to try to make a path through which doesn't help the buses ...when they are the size of a small semi...trying to get through a tight narrow street."

TPS now has one calamity day left but Dr. Durant says he doesn't make his decisions based on the days allotted by the state. He tells 13 ABC,

"when it comes down to the safety of students and staff its always going to be priority...and so it makes the decision easy....it's the center point when we make our decisions."

Meanwhile students were nervous about how the snow days would impact exam week.TPS' Chief Academic Officer Jim Gault says the district will move a teacher workday from Friday January 17th...to Tuesday January 21st. He tells 13 ABC,

"In session tomorrow will be a full day of review. there will be a review Monday and Tuesday and we will change a teacher work day..they were not scheduled on Friday ..we will move that back to the next scheduled day which is Tuesday to allow an additional day for exams to be made."

Gault says this will give students enough time to get prepared. "Our goal is to be student centered and we want to make sure students have ample time to be prepared and teachers have the ability to review so kids can do their best."

 

 

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