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Originally published: 2013-04-02 15:39:22
Last modified: 2013-04-03 10:46:45

Snow days

Matthew Hundley / (

In the 2011-12 school year, Avery County experienced an uncannily mild winter, which proved a boon for teachers and their students. The most recent winter, however, turned the tables, resulting in a higher than average number of school closures. Following three consecutive snow days last week, Avery County Schools Superintendent David Burleson sat down with The Avery Journal-Times to discuss the effects that inclement weather has on instruction, scheduling and the logistics of operating a school system.

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