No More Free Days Off For Cannon County Students
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Cannon County students will have to pay for any more days off due to weather for the remainder of the current school year.

Today (Tuesday) marks the 11th day off this calendar year due to snow. If, as it appears may be the case, classes are also canceled Wednesday -- or any other day this year -- it will come at a price for students.

So far every day out of school due to inclement weather has been a "free" day off because a certain number of days were built into this year's school calendar in anticipation of winter weather-related outages.

UPDATE: Late this afternoon, school was canceled for Wednesday.

"We only banked 11 snow days this year," Director of Schools Barbara Parker said. "So after today, any days off due to bad weather will have to be made up."

Parker said the procedure to make up days will be to use other days in the calendar for student days that normally would have been break days or to add days to the calendar.

"The (School) Board will have to decide on this," Parker said.

Cannon County received 2.5 inches of snow Monday according to the National Weather Service office in Nashville.

The forecast for the next week calls for a warming trend starting Wednesday during the day, but rain and flurries and cold temperatures are expected during overnight hours.

Today: A chance of flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday: Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest.

Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a high near 48.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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February 16, 2010 at 6:46pm
Barbara Parker is doing what she has to do for the safety of students,staff, and bus drivers. Safety first. (smile)
February 17, 2010 at 7:57pm
well, I think that adding 30 min to their school day would be better than taken away their off days...

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