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Why wasn't school canceled?

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PASCO, Wash.—The snowfall we've been talking about all week finally arrived Wednesday morning, and many parents were surprised when they found out school was in session.

"Kids, kids safety, not being able to handle the conditions out here you're driving in, someone getting seriously injured," says Matthew Moss, concerned parent.

"I am very concerned that they are not taking into account the accumulation of snow that is currently taking place," says Tracey Kosmos, concerned parent.

NBC Right Now spoke to all three Tri-Cities school districts and representatives say they followed protocol.  They check the roads multiple times and have to make a decision by a certain time.

"You reach a time when you have your kids enroute to school on buses and or in school and it's very complicated to try and get them home especially when many of those parents aren't home," says John Morgan, Pasco Assistant Superintendent.

Morgan says parents can always make the decision to either keep their child home or pull them out of class.  As long as the student has a note, it will be considered an excused absence.