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Districts dip into holidays, weekends to make up snow days

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Summer break will come late for many children across our region, thanks to unusual snow and cold.

It's been a rough winter for the Ohio River Valley, and it's forcing districts to make kids come to class on holidays and perhaps even weekends.

"I've been here 29 years and this has really been the worst I've seen," said Brad McCammon of Medora Community Schools.

Medora had 12 snow days this school year--the most out of any district in the region.

"Obviously you can see the town is flat as can be, but when you look out this direction to the knobs you can see what you're getting into," McCammons is referring to the steep, windy roads throughout the district. "The problem with the roads are, you don't have a straight shot."

Meanwhile, Scott County District One has canceled school 11 times.

"They never really had a chance to get back into the routine after Christmas because we started with these snow days January 6th," said Superintendent Robert Anderson.

Anderson doesn't take the decision to cancel lightly. For him, it's a hands-on decision.

"I set my clock for 4:00am, I turn on the news, watch the weather, and try and be in the car by 20 after four," said Anderson. "I'll drive eight or ten miles probably."

And sometimes it doesn't take much.

"A couple of days, once I got to the end of the driveway, I had a pretty good idea."

For Medora, all the cancellations now have them looking to weekends for possible make up days.

"We will encourage the kids and reward the kids for being here and we will make those quality instructional days," said McCammon.

With many already tapping into holidays, spring break, and even Oaks Day, some are hoping for a miracle.

"Well I'm hoping you'll talk to that weather man and we won't have so many in February, but what I'm seeing doesn't look too good," said Anderson.

The number of days missed and plans for make-up are as follows:

Jefferson County: five snow days. Last day of school is June 6.

Shelby County: seven snow days. Last day of school is May 29.

Oldham County: seven snow days. Last day of school is June 3.

Meade County: eight snow days. Last day and graduation not yet determined.

Floyd County: seven snow days. Last day of school is May 30. Graduation is June 8.

Clark County: Last day of school is June 6.

Scott County District One: 11 snow days. Last day of school not yet determined.

Scott County District Two: Ten snow days. Last day of school is June 9. Graduation is June 13.

Medora Community Schools: 12 snow days. Last day of school not yet determined.

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