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Icy back roads close school for many Monday

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(02/11/13) - Even though we didn't see any new snow Monday, many kids in Mid-Michigan enjoyed another snow day.

Nearly 150 schools were closed because of icy, back roads.

Michelle Austin has two kids at the Richfield Public School Academy. They did not have class Monday, much to her surprise.

"They already had enough days off," Austin said.

"Hopefully they (snow days) won't keep going and they won't have to make it up at the end of the year," says Carolyn Cooksey.  Her son attends school in Grand Blanc.

"Today he is in school, so we're all happy," Cooksey says.

"When I first started teaching, we were the only district in the county that held class one day," says Bendle Public Schools Superintendent John Krolewski.

Nearly 30 years later, Bendle had class again on a day when so many other districts didn't have school.

Krolewski says staff checked the roads early Monday morning and found they were fine for buses and parents bringing kids to and from school.
 
"In our case, we're fortunate enough to not have to worry about dirt roads too much so we were in pretty good shape."

Bendle Schools have used five snow days, according to Krolewski.  The maximum is six and then students have to start making days up in the summer.

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