Some rural school districts still digging out, canceling classes
Even though the roads have greatly improved in the Champaign-Urbana area, the same can't be said for the southern part of East Central Illinois. And for some rural school districts, that means a fifth snow day in a row.
One such distrist is in Kansas in Edgar County where Superintendent Chris Long had made the decision by midday Thursday to cancel classes Friday.
Long said district staff was in on Thursday for an institute day, and they're looking forward to getting back to normal. But he said students have no complaints about the extra time off.
Long said the district had built five snow days into the calendar. So right now, nothing will have to be made up at the end of the year. He said, though, that if more snow days are used this year, the district will have to apply to the state to have those days categorized as "act of God" days. Those are essentially days where the weather makes a closure unavoidable. If that request is approved, the district wouldn't have to make up those days.