Heavy fog causes some schools to close Wednesday

MINSTER, Ohio (WDTN) – Heavy fog was enough to force some schools to close Wednesday.

More than a dozen schools had delays, but 6 school districts decided to close, including, Minster Schools.

It’s the first time the district has cancelled classes this school year, giving the day off to its roughly 800 students. 2 NEWS Reporter Jordan Bowen spoke to the superintendent who tells me she chose to close based on factors including, the driving ability of bus drivers and students.

Brenda Boeke says student safety is their utmost concern.

“Whenever we have any type of weather, and today was obviously fog, my transportation director and I both take parts of the district and we drive,” Boeke said. “I rely heavily on the expertise of my transportation director, as he is also one of my bus drivers. We take in consideration of the safety of our students and staff, that’s our first decision.”

Superintendent Booker says, she and other nearby superintendents, use telephone poles as a frame of reference to judge the density of the fog, If they can see at least 3 poles through the fog, the visibility doesn’t warrant cancelling schools.

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