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Spokane Public Schools canceled for Thursday

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2009, 6:22 P.M.

Monday, no school. Tuesday, school. Wednesday, no school.


No school again, for students in Spokane Public Schools.

“The warm temperatures have reduced the snow on our roofs dramatically,” said Superintendent Nancy Stowell. “Now we need to focus on parking lots and sidewalks that have become extremely icy or extremely wet, depending on the time of day.”

School staff will be assisted by about 60 members of the Washington National Guard, according to a school district press release. Those soldiers will travel by school bus from one school to another, to tackle projects like cutting away berms that block drivers’ vision at schools.

Other large districts in Spokane County planned to have students back in class today. For some, including Central Valley and Mead, it marks the end of a winter break that stretched 21 days, instead of the 17 that were planned.

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