No doubt, school officials across the region are tracking the weather forecasts super-closely.
We’re supposed to get somewhere between 6 and 14 inches of snow between Friday afternoon and Saturday. But school people, of course, must concern themselves with what will happen Friday, particularly at those times when buses are on the roads.
We could have rain mixing with snow all day Friday.
Already, Yonkers schools have decided to have a half-day, with students being dismissed by noon. We’ll probably see a lot of early releases, so that schools get a day in, but students are released before things get too bad.
Some districts must be tempted to close Friday—but won’t want to because of all the time lost to Superstorm Sandy. Most districts are out of snow days, or close to it, and will have to start chipping away at spring break if they lose any more days.
At least school officials should be able to make their local calls tonight, instead of early Friday, because the forecasts seem pretty set on what’s going to happen. Usually, once a couple of districts make a decision, others start to fall in line real fast.