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With Snow Days Mounting, Schools Push Through Wed.

Posted On January 29, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Batesville, Ind.) – It’s cold once again Wednesday morning, but most area schools are operating on a normal schedule.

A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect for the tri-state until 10:00 a.m. with the wind factor getting to 21 below zero. Because of that, Franklin County Schools are on a two-hour delay. Grant County Schools will be on a normal schedule, but there is no morning or afternoon preschool.

The list is much shorter than it was Tuesday morning, when almost every local school district was on a delay, if not closed.  Districts are feeling the pressure of a building make-up day.

“This year’s difficult winter weather has provided us with the relatively new challenge of extremely cold temperatures,” Batesville Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts said in a message to parents Tuesday evening. “With that said, it is our strong belief that we can conduct a regular school day for the majority of these types of days, particularly when road conditions are not an issue.”

Roberts said Batesville Community Schools are granting students excused absences when weather conditions become extreme and parents decide to keep their children at home. Any work missed by students can be completed for credit.