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How districts decide to close schools

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PINE ISLAND, Minn. (KTTC) -- Slippery roads delayed buses from getting out Tuesday, causing many school delays and some cancellations. But how do districts decide when to cancel school?

Pine Island Superintendent Tamara Berg-Beniak said the school district decides to cancel classes after carefully considering the weather forecast.

"It starts with a series of phone calls to all other area superintendents, what are you doing, what are the county roads looking like?" Berg-Beniak said. "And then with our transportation director to ask him what his thoughts are, he's always out on the roads by 4:45."

With the chance of winter weather in the forecast again, there could be more delays and closings on Wednesday. Click here for the list.

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