CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – In weather like this week, kids and teachers are all hoping for a snow day but superintendents have to be a little more stingy with those this year.

In Fairlawn and Bath, where they got dumped on Monday, the decision to cancel school because of this winter storm, was hardly a no brainer.

Summit and Portage County drivers were slow and sliding, as the relentless snow covered the area. While plows scrambled to keep up, adding to piles in parking lots and homeowners shoveled driveways two and three times today.

“Streets are alright. People have been trying to clear them but I would be driving slow, people are spinning out and driving into ditches,” Brian Hampton.

In Aurora kids are rested from their long weekend thanks to Monday’s snow day. But Superintendent Russ Bennett has to be even more conservative with snow days this school year than in years past. Schools across the state are now limited to three a year.

“That’s what makes the decision so stressful because it’s about safety you don’t want to jeopardize safety so if you have to use em you have to use em. We’ll all have to adjust,” Russ Bennett.

“Pretty tough on us parents. Even if we don’t know too far in advance but it’s nice to be able to have the flexibility to have a few snow days though.”

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Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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