RUMFORD — Regional School Unit 10 Superintendent Deborah Alden said Thursday that she’s hoping the number of storm days don’t push classes into late June.

“My goal is to not have to go (to school) after the 23rd of June, that’s a Friday,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to go after that date, (because) we get into people’s vacations and we have a lot of training at the end of June that people go to.”

The district’s top administrator said if there are only one or two more storm days she will not have to look at making them up. If there are more than three, she said, she may consider extending a certain number of class days by an hour.

“I’m not saying we’re going to do that, but I probably would look at that before I would look at (having school on) a Saturday,” she said.

The school cancellations and late starts are not good for the education process, she said.

“It would be better to have a week of snow days than it is to have one every other day or so, but we don’t have a lot of control over Mother Nature,” she said.

“I’m hoping that the weather can stabilize,” she said.

As of Thursday, RSU 10 had used seven storm days, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 20.

RSU 10 towns are Hanover, Buckfield, Sumner, Hartford, Mexico, Roxbury, Rumford, Peru, Dixfield, Canton and Carthage.

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“When you can’t take any more of the snow it is good therapy to immerse one’s self into cleaning the fridge,” said Rumford resident Marsha McKenna on her Facebook page. 

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