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school districts in the area were still closed Friday due to slick roads and
snow-covered sidewalks, but Toledo Public Schools officials decided travel
within the city was safe enough for students to return to school.
break for TPS was supposed to end on January 6, but Old Man Winter decided the
students needed a few more days. Now with the first day of 2014 officially in
the books, students and teachers are ready to get back into a normal routine.
a two-hour delay, Superintendent Romules Durant felt it was time for the
district to get back to school. At Old Orchard Elementary in west Toledo,
attendance was still low, but many students were back to the education grind.
Did they enjoy their extra-long break?
actually was bored at home," said Kofi Ohene-Larbi. "And then I really started
studying for this test called the ‘chemist challenge.'"
say they did enjoy their break.
teachers were biting at the bit to get their curriculum rolling again, but they
know the snow days had everyone's best interest at heart.
was the] first time in many, many years that we've had a superintendent that
has gone above and beyond and said, ‘Our students come first as well as our
staff members,'" said Old Orchard Principal Valerie Dreier. "So we are very
gracious that those days were given to us."