Providence schools closed, many districts delayed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence schools had previously had six snow days for 2015, and they are closed Monday.

Pawtucket schools were also cancelled, and there were numerous school delays.

Last week, the Providence school board decided to ask the state to reduce the number of required school days by one day.

The school year in Providence is currently slated to end Friday, June 26, but any additional snow day could push classes into the week of the 4th of July, something the district is trying to avoid,

There is no state law that requires students to be out of school before July 1, but schools try to avoid that scenario.

Below, Eyewitness News speaks with Cranston Superintendent Dr. Judith Lundsten about their process in deciding to cancel or delay school.

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