Created: 03/11/2014 5:15 PM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean
Parents, students and teachers are all wondering if schools will close Wednesday. School leaders are watching News10NBC’s forecasts right now. They have a big decision to make, do they close schools or not?
Right now, it looks like the worst comes Wednesday afternoon. That’s why the Fairport School District has a tentative plan.
Bill Cala, Interim Fairport School Superintendent, said, “More than likely we'll give our buses a head start, meaning the buses that start the first runs would probably have a 20 minute jump we would dismiss the high school 20 minutes early.”
School superintendents are watching your hometown weather experts like Rich Caniglia.
Rich Caniglia, News10NBC meteorologist, said, “That’s a big concern because in the morning it may not look that bad. It might be a slushy mix. Light snow early. But it’s going to turn heavy late morning into the afternoon. Travel might be almost impossible later in the day.”
Bill Harvey, Director of Transportation, Honeoye Falls-Lima, said, “Well if the forecasts hold true, the impact on schools could be significant.”
Bill Harvey is the Director of Transportation for Honeoye Falls-Lima. The district's bus routes cover 60 square miles, so that's a lot of weather to look at.
Harvey said, “If it continues to hold true and accurate and the forecasters don't vary their predictions, then it could be closure for us.”
The deadline to close school for most districts is around 5:30 to 5:45 a.m. The buses runs start at 6:00 a.m.