Tiano Says June School Days Don't Factor in Snow Cancellations
Chelmsford's public schools are currently set to end their year on June 24.
With the brutal snow storms that have been hitting the region so far this winter, Chelmsford has been forced to make the decision to cancel schools in the event in inclement weather.
But with many people thinking about the end of the school, Chelmsford School superintendent Dr. Frank Tiano said last week that it was still too early to make a decision on the last day of the calendar year, based on how many days will have to be made ip in June.
“Currently we have cancelled school four times (this calendar year). Without any snow days, we would be scheduled to be out on June 18. Currently, we would be scheduled to be out on June 24,” said Tiano.
Many questions have been asked about the actual process for cancelling school and how it’s done. Tiano said that he and other town officials always watch the local weather reports before coming to a decision on cancelling school.
“We always watch the weather forecast (around the office). Once of the main reasons we cancel school is for the safety of the children.", he said. "For those of you who go to work when it snows out, and I think the rest of the world does, we like to take into account the adults, but for the most part, one hundred percent, it’s for the students to arrive safely.”