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Late decision to close schools aggravates parents

Boone County superintendent defends call
Posted at 8:41 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 20:48:46-05

Snow forced school districts to cancel classes Friday, but not before some children had already left for school.

That left some parents aggravated and administrators defending their decision.

At least a dozen students found themselves already on buses when classes were canceled.

Jason Glover is one of thousands of Boone and Kenton County parents whose plans changed abruptly when school officials switched from a two-hour delay to a snow day and no classes.

Glover was driving his four kids to school when he got the call that classes were canceled.

“About 6:30, 6:40 - right when we were getting ready to walk out the door - then that's when we get the two-hour delay,” Glover said. “Then about an hour later they called again and said school was off.”

He called it “a big inconvenience, especially for the parents.”

He said he liked knowing by 4 a.m. the other day that classes were canceled.

"Today was kind of a last-minute thing," Glover said.

In a statement to WCPO, Boone County Superintendent Eric McArtor said, in part:

"This decision wasn't made lightly … But today's event was really difficult due to the timing of when the snow burst hit different areas of our county."

Some parts of Northern Kentucky got a dusting, while other areas got 2 inches of snow during the early morning hours.

McArtor said parents whose kids were brought to school after it was cancelled were contacted quickly and told to pick up their kids.