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School decision to be made this afternoon

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The superintendents of the county's public school districts will conduct a conference call in a few hours to discuss whether the start of school should be delayed Monday, or whether classes should be cancelled.

In Franklin, administrators and maintenance crews are monitoring the roads and weather conditions as they decide whether they believe students will be able to make it to school safely in the morning, Superintendent David Clendening said.  
Last month Franklin delayed the start of two hours because of wind chills in the negative numbers, and temperatures are expected to be even colder Monday morning.
"We've not seen cold like this," Clendening said.
Clendening is also concerned about drifting snow, especially in rural areas including Union Township and Needham Township, where it can be difficult for plows or snow removal crews to travel.
"The weather looks pretty frightful," Clendening said.

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