As kids get another day off, parents resort to creative arrangements


Courtney Dunn, a Greenfield-Central junior, helps her dad, Jim Dunn, clear the driveway at their home in Cricket Reel. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Phil Leswing trips his son, Brayton, as the two enjoy sledding Wednesday at Riley Park. Leswing, a teacher at Greenfield-Central High School, and Brayton both enjoyed a day off from school after another round of heavy snowfall Tuesday night. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Phil Leswing’s solution to yet another snow day: Go sledding.

The Greenfield dad was among many local parents making the best of what has become almost a regular event this winter. With almost 7 inches of snow Tuesday night, area schools closed again Wednesday, leaving some parents scrambling to find child care while juggling work; and others enjoying a day off with their families. It was the 12th time this school year that classes have been canceled or delayed because of weather.

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