Chardon Local School District uses last of allowed snow days

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CHARDON, Ohio- Students in the Chardon Local School District had a snow day on Monday.

“So far in the 2014-2015 school year, Chardon Local Schools has used five calamity days,” Superintendent Michael Hanlon said.

But according to Hanlon, the district has already used their snow days allowed this year.

“We still utilize a calendar based on school days.  So, we are required to have a contingency plan in place if we go over the days allowed.  Our plan calls for makeup of days to be added to the end of the school year, starting June 6th,” Hanlon said.

Many families spent the day together, shoveling and sledding. But after this big storm, Fox 8 meteorologist Angelica Campos said Northeast Ohio is looking at  below zero temperatures overnight and into Tuesday.

“It’s going to be once again, dangerously cold,” Campos said. It could be record-breaking cold.

“The record we had before was seven below zero back in 1971.  And Monday night we could see temperatures between negative three to 10 below zero so certainly we could break a record,” said Campos.

That means, Chardon schools may very well be forced to use another day.

“There is no particular absolute number that we have, but we start to get concerned when we look at sustained wind chill factors of between negative 10 and negative 15 degrees.  That’s when we start looking at that.  It’s because we are looking at the dangers of exposed skin, frostbite, those types of things,” Hanlon said.

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