Paragould School District continues to deal with icy conditions

Paragould School District continues to deal with icy conditions

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - School was out again Monday for the Paragould School District.

Paragould Superintendent Debbie Smith said on top of the poor road conditions in the county and ice covering the parking lot, some schools even saw damage from the ice.

"The parking lots are not safe enough for our students, our parents, our faculty and that was the number one deciding factor," Smith said.

The ice continued to stick around Monday as temperatures stayed below freezing, which kept more than just parking lots in poor condition.  Smith said the issue of poor roads kept them out of school and some of the bus routes they use in the snow were not in good shape.

With students missing school, it has parents worried about the make up days. Superintendent Smith said they already have those days planned out.

"Right now we're looking at Good Friday, the last two days of May, and Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break," Smith said.

Smith included if we continue to have the ice on the ground the students will miss more school, which means more days will be taken from spring break.

Once all of the days are taken from spring break they will start adding days on the end of the school year.

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