Fairbury Public Schools not certain about status of school day Wednesday
FAIRBURY, Neb. -- Fairbury Public Schools canceled its last two days of school due to a winter storm moving through the state and is still not set on a schedule for Wednesday.
There were a plethora of reasons as to why Fairbury canceled school for Tuesday including snow accumulation overnight and high wind speeds, according to Superintendent Sean Molloy.
“If I had to state a few short ones for my decision to cancel school on Tuesday was one, I knew there would be high winds and drifting snow overnight in additional snow accumulation and there was also concern about buses being able to safely navigate the routes to pick up students that live outside of city limits to bring them in,” Superintendent Sean Molloy said.
Molloy said that, in the event of school Wednesday, parents can keep their students home in the event that they feel it is not safe enough to go.
“One of the things that is important to mention is that within our policy, if we have school tomorrow, it is totally up to the parents on whether or not they send their student to school," Molloy said. "Weather-related absences are excused and do not count against a student in the event that a parent feels like it is in the best interest of the student to keep them home.”
Fairbury doesn't have athletic activities until Thursday, but Superintendent Molloy said he doesn't want to jump the gun or change any after school schedules too early.
“So our first activities where we will have to gauge the weather conditions, wind chill, all of those different factors, is on Thursday, January 11th," Molloy said. "And those are really decisions that are made closer to the date of those activities. I’m not in favor of canceling things too soon.”
Molloy said the safety of the students is top priority and recommends that students plan ahead, leave plenty of time to make it to school safely, wear your seat belt and drive carefully.