JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – The majority of southern Indiana school districts were on a two hour delay on Tuesday. Early morning snow and rain covered county streets and parking lots. By 5:00 a.m. Greater Clark County school administrators knew they needed just a little more time.
It was a very happy Valentine's Day for the students in southern Indiana who enjoyed a two hour delay on Tuesday. "It's actually fun, we get to eat and get on the computer and talk to friends," said Debra and Kayla Barrett, Jeffersonville High School students.
"It means more time to sleep and you pick up more energy, so it makes you pay attention in class," said Dondre Barbee, Jeffersonville High School student.
While we were watching the snow fall, administrators were out monitoring the roads. "We started driving the roads and headed out throughout the county about 4am this morning," said Travis Haire, Greater Clark County Schools Assistant Superintendent.
Haire says it's the neighborhoods, county, and side roads they really need to make sure are ready for safe travel before buses and teen drivers hit the streets.
"Just working in conjunction with the county and with the city, we just felt that a two hour delay was the right call to make this morning," said Haire.
Even though parents say delays do not always fit their schedules, they would rather their children be safe. "I'll call my boss and she'll work with me," said Donna Kriner, parent. "This morning she told me go ahead and come on in and I'll let you leave to take your kids to school."
This is the first delay or cancellation of the Greater Clark School year and delayed days do not have to be made up later in the year.