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Another Snow Day; School Extension Possible


MAGNOLIA, Del. - Folks who live in Kent County woke up to another winter wonderland. Five inches of snow fell across the area Tuesday night, which forced the county's five districts to cancel classes.

Leaders in some districts say if they have to cancel classes for another snow day, students could have to make up those days in June.

On Wednesday, a slew of kids and their parents took advantage of the day off by going sledding in Magnolia.

"We're having a ton of fun. It's fun having a break from school and we get to relax and not do any work for the day," said Jasmine Horton of Magnolia.

No work means all play, even for the adults.

"We've driven past this hill many times and have just been waiting for a good snow," said Tara Schmeling of Magnolia.

Brooklyn Davis traveled from Smyrna to sled with her friends. She says when she woke up, all she wanted to do was play in the snow.

"We came here to have fun," said Davis.

Davis and other kids say they're having fun while they can before they have to hit the books.

According to Lake Forest School superintendent Dan Curry, the district is allotted five snow days and has already reached its max.

The Caesar Rodney School District has closed school for five days due to snow. According to Ron Gough, community relations specialist, the district has four weather contingency days built into its current school calendar, but says there may be a chance school could be extended into June. 

According to school leaders in the Capital School District, four days are allotted for snow days. The district is getting "very close" to using up all of its snow days. Leaders also say the district tries to build in 25 padding hours to help offset those snow days.

It is unclear where the Smyrna and Milford School District stand on snow days.

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