Wednesday, Feb. 27 2013 4:57PM
School is in Thursday for R-7 district
By Toriano Porter
The mini, two-day winter vacation for students in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is over.
R-7 school district officials announced this afternoon that all schools will be in session on Thursday, Feb. 28, following a two-day closure for inclement weather. The district made the decision after a review of road conditions as well as school parking lots and walkways.
“We normally do not announce when we are holding school,” David McGehee, R-7 superintendent, said in a statement, “but we wanted to provide families with this news today and also offer safety tips related to the unusually high piles of snow near our community’s roadways and sidewalks.”
McGehee added that the district is communicating and relaying information with families via its website, electronic newsletter and through local media. In addition, a SchoolMessenger recorded phone call is going to all families and district staff today.
“The amount of snow piled throughout our community creates a unique situation,” McGehee said. “Based on review of streets, we believe it is safe to have school on Thursday but want to provide families with safety tips related to the unusually large piles of snow that appear to be here to stay for at least a few more days.”