LEWISTON — The School Committee on Monday approved holding classes Friday, March 22, to make up for one of six snow days used this winter.

Superintendent Bill Webster recommended changing the day from teacher-parent conferences to a regular school day.

The department has eight snow days on the school calendar.

Meanwhile, Auburn School Department switched a teachers workshop in January to a regular school day to make up one of six snow days used this winter, Superintendent Katy Grondin said.

The department scheduled eight on the school calendar.

Grondin said she hopes to keep the March professional development day.

“Right now I’m crossing my fingers that we get to February vacation without a snow day,” she said.

The vacation week begins Feb. 18, Presidents Day.

Grondin said she’s worried about a possible storm Thursday.

The National Weather Service office in Gray is forecasting mixed precipitation  Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with snow, sleet and freezing rain  making travel slippery.

A plow clears snow from the sidewalk Birch Street near Longley Elementary School in Lewiston during a 2018 storm. (Sun Journal file photo by Russ Dillingham)

Children wait for their school bus to stop during a 2018 snowstorm in Auburn. (Sun Journal file photo by Russ Dillingham)


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