With a dusting of snow down and much more forecast to arrive, three county school districts decided to make Wednesday a snow day.
The Bald Eagle, Bellefonte and Penns Valley area school districts closed school, and after-school activities are either canceled or will have early dismissal due to weather, according to their school websites.
At Bald Eagle, Tuesday will be a weather makeup day. It was previously scheduled as a vacation day, but is now a regular day of school for students and staff.
At the Bellefonte Area School District, administration built two snow makeup days into the 2014-15 calendar, Superintendent Cheryl Potteiger said — March 6 and April 6.
Potteiger said both are scheduled as vacation days, but will turn into regular school days to make up for snow days this year.
Last year, the district canceled school seven times due to weather, Potteiger said.
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology it needs at least two of the three schools it’s owned by to be in session in order to operate a daily schedule.
CPI is owned by the Bald Eagle, Bellefonte and Penns Valley school districts.
Penns Valley administration knew before 5 a.m. Wednesday that school would be closed, and after-school activities would be canceled or have early dismissal.
Athletic and Community Relations Director Nate Althouse said some families in the district are on a call and email list through the district’s SchoolMessenger notification service. Those people received an automated phone message and email from Superintendent Brian Griffith at 5:47 a.m. alerting them of the snow day.
The district said that Monday Feb. 16 will be the makeup day.
According to the National Weather Service in State College, all of central Pennsylvania, including Centre County, is under a winter storm warning until 4 a.m. Thursday. The area is expected to receive 4 to 8 inches of snow.