POTOSI, Mo. - Tuesday will be the 22nd snow day for the Potosi R-III School District. The superintendent says many of the rural roads in the area are impassable for drivers, and Monday night, crews were still working to clear the district's parking lots and sidewalks in hopes of holding school on Wednesday.
The superintendent says this is the worst winter he's seen in all of his years as an administrator, both in terms of snow and bitter cold. And the district has had to deal with flooding from burst pipes. Meanwhile, many parents tell us even their kids are ready to be back in school.
"You've run out of things to do, you've run out of things to occupy the kids," said Susan Kamper, whose daughter attends Potosi schools.
"It's very frustrating for everyone. As educators, the board of education, of course myself as superintendent, the administrators, we want students to be in school," said Potosi R-III Superintendent Randy Davis.
The school board has approved making up 10 of the missed days. We're told that number could grow at the board's next meeting.