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Tully school district on standby ahead of winter storm on Tuesday

The combination of snow and freezing rain forecasted for February 12 is raising concern on whether schools will delay, close or dismiss early. (CNY Central)

The combination of snow and freezing rain in the forecast for Tuesday is raising concern on whether schools will delay, close or dismiss early.

CNYCentral attended the Tully Junior Senior High School basketball senior night to find out how students and parents feel about these options. Issac Stoogenke, a student in the district, says he really wants a snow day on Tuesday. "It’s fun to get snow days and be out in the snow and jump around play around in the snow," Stoogenke said.

Some parents in districts across Central New York are worried because many districts have already used most of their snow days. Kim Edinger is a teacher in the Cortland area but has kids that go to school in Tully. She said a delay or a half day would be beneficial. She doesn’t want a snow day because that could mean adding more days at the end of the school year. “I don’t like that no so I’d rather have it taken from a break going into June once you get to a certain point in June the kids are just done," Edinger said.

The Tully School District is in close contact with law enforcement and DPW crews as they make a decision on what to do. Their main concern is making sure their students and faculty members are safe on the roads. Some parents say they like having a snow day because it keeps kids and parents on their normal routine. “I would like the kids to go to school, because I work from home and when they are home I don’t get as much work done," Jeremiah Schmidt said.

Schmidt's children would rather have a snow day. “I want a snow day because I get to stay home," Logan Schmidt said. “I want a snow day because because we get to stay and play at home," Blake Schmidt said.

Superintendents across Central New York will weigh all the factors on Tuesday morning and decide whether they make a call to delay, close or dismiss early.

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