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CEP helps after snow day curveball

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Children spending a day at Robert Tully Elementary were anything but flustered by the weather on Tuesday. Children spending a day at Robert Tully Elementary were anything but flustered by the weather on Tuesday.
Some children were already at school for the CEP early morning program by the time the school day announcement was made. Some children were already at school for the CEP early morning program by the time the school day announcement was made.
Bob Montgomery Bob Montgomery
John Lincoln John Lincoln
Mike Sims Mike Sims

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Children spending a day at Robert Tully Elementary were anything but flustered by the weather. 

"I thought it was awesome! I was really excited," one student said.

Their parents though, weren't so excited. 

We also witnessed grandparents jumping in to help. 

"My morning has been interrupted because I was reading and enjoying myself and then I had to come here and pick up the kids," Bob Montgomery joked about picking up his grandchildren. 

The Child Enrichment Program partners with Jefferson County Schools. They saw 750 students this snow day. 

The late call to close schools sent many a curveball. 

"Parents were just like, please help me with this," YMCA regional director, John Lincoln said. 

Some children were already at school for the CEP early morning program by the time the announcement was made. That forced CEP to keep several snow day sites at schools open and to buy lunch for students.

"When that changed to being closed, we just kinda rolled with it," Lincoln said. 

"You gotta have something like this," a local attorney, Mike Sims said as he dropped off his children. "My wife works I work, and so it's very convenient," he said. 

CEP has been in place in Louisville for almost 30 years. About 3,000 children in kindergarten through middle school are registered. 

While the students enjoyed their snow day, they didn't want to think about having to make it up. 

Parents are still able to register their children. The cost for a snow day is $25.00. 

For additional information about CEP, click here.

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