Frigid cold forces dozens of schools to close or delay, while others stick to the schedule

Reynoldsburg School Buses on Tuesday January 2, 2017. (WSYX/WTTE)

School closings and delays continued to roll into the ABC 6/FOX 28 newsroom Wednesday morning.

Dozens of school districts have delayed classes due to the morning's bitter cold, but some districts have decided to stay on schedule.

Hilliard school buses rolled out of the parking lot to pick up students on their first day back from winter break. Hilliard's superintendent took to Twitter to prepare families.

According to Superintendent John Marschhausen, the district would consider closing when the low point is a wind chill around 20 degrees below zero. Marschhausen says delaying school due to cold puts bus drivers in different traffic trouble and makes bus stop waits longer.

Another district returning on time is Reynoldsburg City Schools. Superintendent Melvin J. Brown has a similar policy to Marschhausen.

Parents who have students attending classes Wednesday should make sure they are wearing plenty of layers.

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