Possible Dangerous Weather Causes Early Dismissal For Some Schools


ROGERSVILLE, Mo.–The possibility of dangerous weather caused many schools in the Ozarks to have an early dismissal including the Logan-Rogersville School District. 

Freezing rain fell as parents picked up their kids early from Logan-Rogersville Primary School. 

“I’m glad that we’re being safe versus sorry,” says parent, Ashley Frisbee.

“I’m fine with it. A couple years ago, they didn’t anticipate a big ice storm and it was a mess trying to get all the kids home. I would rather be safe than sorry,” says parent, Kim Vandeutekom.

 “I’m glad they do it, keep the kids safe,” says parent, Shylena Parkson. 

2,300 students in the Logan-Rogersville School District were let out of school early Thursday in anticipation of the dicey weather.

All school buses were off the roads by 3:00.

Superintendent Dr. Shawn Randles says the determination for an early release was made after consulting with the national weather service around 4:15a.m.

He says the decision is never taken lightly as they factor in that some kids may miss the only meals they’ll eat, which are at school, but says that student safety has to come first.

“Two years ago, Southwest Missouri experienced an ice storm that kind of exploded on top of us and that’s all fresh on our memories so that is definitely something that plays into it, past experience,” says Dr. Randles. 

No word yet on if Logan-Rogersville Schools will be delayed or canceled Friday until after the roads are tested and the district consults with the national weather service. 

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