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Spokane schools monitoring windstorm; no decision yet on Wednesday classes

Spokane school officials are monitoring Wednesday’s weather forecast, according to a district news release, and will notify parents of closure or delay early Wednesday morning.

“We are not going to make any of those decisions for sure until tomorrow morning,” said district spokesman Kevin Morrison.

Morrison encouraged parents to keep their children home if they think it’s too dangerous to send them to school. That would count as an excused absence, he said.

“We just think at a certain point we just have to hand those decisions over to parents or guardians,” he said.

It’s possible that school will be delayed and not fully canceled, Morrison said. If school is canceled the district will have to apply for a waiver from the state Office of Superintendent of Instruction for missed classroom days. During the November windstorm the district used up the five snow days built into its schedule.

Morrison said all district resource officers would be out at 6 a.m. Wednesday monitoring the storm.


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