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County Crews Check All Schools for Icy Conditions

Monday crews from the PCSSD checked every school to make sure students will be safe.
It's important once the kids get to school, we get them there safely, but being able to traverse the day-to-day operations of carrying on school safely, that's very important.
SHERWOOD, AR -- On Monday, the decision was made to open schools again in the big three school districts in central Arkansas.

The Pulaski County Special, Little Rock and North Little Rock School Districts all decided classes will be back in session Tuesday. 

In the PCSSD, crews were out checking all 37 schools, making sure walkways and parking lots were safe for students, staff and parents. 

"We have our transportation crews that are going throughout the county and looking at the traditional trouble spots," said Derek Scott, chief operations officer for the district. "It's important once the kids get to school, we get them there safely, but being able to traverse the day-to-day operations of carrying on school safely, that's very important."

The crews noticed standing water at several schools, a concern that re-freezing could happen. 

"So if they have small problem ares they can sand those to make those safe as well," Scott said.

Also, if areas of ice cannot be made safe, the school will close that area of the school, not allowing students to walk in that area. 

Scott added that the most important decision to make was keeping everyone out of harm's way.

"It's really important that we make the right decision," he said. "The decision that's safe for the parents, that's safe for the students, that's safe for the staff, the safe decision all the way around."


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