VIRGINIA BEACHSchools Superintendent Aaron Spence spent part of Wednesday night driving around considering what has become a common question lately: Do we need another snow day?About 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spence pulled into Three Oaks Elementary, near Princess Anne and Sandbridge roads. Snow was steadily falling and the parking lot was covered in the white stuff.Spontaneously, Spence decided to try to explain what he thinks about before canceling class.
Now that the snow from the first winter storm of 2018 has largely disappeared, school divisions are beginning to announce makeup plans.Virginia Beach lost six days to the storm; the rest of South Hampton Roads was closed for five. Because some divisions add time into their original schedules to account for bad weather, not every day must be made up.Here are the plans announced so far:ChesapeakeJan.
VIRGINIA BEACHFor the sixth day in a row, Virginia Beach schools closed Thursday.The reason? Snow didn't melt as much in some neighborhoods as the division had expected when it initially decided to delay opening.All other divisions on the southside opened two hours late, as planned.In an email sent to The Pilot at 5:36 a.m., officials said they made the decision to closeÂ â€“ instead of start two hours laterÂ â€“ "based on current road conditions in many neighborhoods.
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