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Superintendent Discusses How Decision To Close School In Extreme Weather Is Made04:51


This is the time of year school superintendents in New England dread.

This winter, the region is experiencing an extended arctic cold front. Of course, superintendents are the ones charged with deciding whether to cancel school. And no matter what they decide, there are usually some parents or kids who think it was the wrong decision.

Jim Adams, who has been superintendent of Ashland Public Schools for five years, says these decisions don't just take hours but days. He joined All Things Considered to discuss the process.

This segment aired on January 2, 2018.

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