School's snow closure history - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

School's snow closure history

Posted: Updated:
KENNEWICK, Wash. -

School's snow closure history. School district leaders in the Tri-Cities say they don't plan for a lot of snow every year because this area is usually pretty dry. Administrators say they plan only 1 to 2 make up days throughout the year because snow closures haven't been significant in the past.

District officials say they've typically seen school closures in November and December in recent years. Richland, Kennewick and Pasco schools tend to have only 1 snow day throughout the year and only a couple late start days during the winter.

Richland Schools Communications Director Steve Aagaard says "we build one day into the calendar and usually we don't have to worry about having more than one closure per year around here." School leaders say it's easier to have more late starts for school days than to schedule more make-up days.

Washington State requires all students be in school for 180 days per year. Schools in the area also have an email and cell phone alert system to let people know if schools are closed.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Help Center Monday: Mental health

    Help Center Monday: Mental health

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:46:33 GMT

    For this week's help center, we had several specialists come in to answer your questions about mental health. 

    More >>

    For this week's help center, we had several specialists come in to answer your questions about mental health. 

    More >>
  • House approves Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine

    House approves Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:52:57 GMT

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” 

    More >>

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” 

    More >>
  • Benton County voters to see changes in the Primary Elections

    Benton County voters to see changes in the Primary Elections

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:41:02 GMT

    The Benton County Auditor is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ballot for Benton County voters. 

    More >>

    The Benton County Auditor is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ballot for Benton County voters. 

    More >>