KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school district is considering extending school delays to three hours and pushing back dismissal times in hopes of preventing school closings because of inclement weather.
The Kokomo Tribune reports recent foggy weather prompted Eastern Howard School Corp. officials to consider ways to increase safety for bus drivers and students.
Superintendent Tracy Caddell says the extra hour of daylight would provide better visibility and give the county more time to clear roads of snow. It also could reduce the number of school cancellations due to weather.
Jay County uses a similar policy and has seen its cancellations drop from 16 a year before the policy was implemented to no more than five a year.
Students would remain in school an hour longer on days with three-hour delays.
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