To Close or Not To Close School: How Superintendents Make The Snow-Day Decision

Nov 28, 2018


With winter weather here, superintendents around the state have had to make the call on whether or not to close schools in their districts.  And even with advances in forecasting, it can be a tough decision to make.  We ask how they do it  and also why some districts use so-called "blizzard bags," which allow students and teachers to work from home.   


  • Michelle McKinnon - President of the NH PTA and Derry school board member. 
  • Brendan Minnihan, Superintendent of the Laconia school district and president of the N.H. Sschool Administrators Assocation. 
  • Megan Tuttle, President of the  New Hampshire chapter of the National Education Association.  
  • Lisa Witte, Superintendent of the Monadnock school district.

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The N.H. Department of Education provides this info on snow days for school districts.