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Last Official Day of Extended Christmas Break for Metro Students

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The kids' extended holiday break is finally coming to an end. Metro School students will be back in class tomorrow for the first time in almost 3 weeks. Students were scheduled to go back to class Tuesday, but got 2 extra days off because Metro Schools weren't able to handle the cold weather and all the problems it's created. It wasn't until late this afternoon that school leaders gave students the go ahead to return tomorrow. It's been one thing after another. This cold weather made for 250 reported problems throughout Metro Schools. Everything from heating to plumbing to transportation issues. Right now, it's down to the wire. Maintenance crews are still working through the night, making last minute repairs. With the mercury rising again, kids enjoyed their last day of no school for a while. Their parents glad the cold is lifting and the school doors re-opening.

These folks had the right idea. They're spending the extra time off at Sky High Sports Park. It's all fun and games there, but back at Metro Schools, it's a different story. Maintenance workers aren't wasting a second picking up after what this cold snap left behind. 1/3 of Metro buses broke down. Heating systems shut down, making many classrooms a chilly 60 degrees. Pipes burst due to frigid temps. Late Wednesday, crews were on 200 work orders, some of which affected entire schools.

Crews have been working around the clock, and because of that, students won't be getting a 3rd day off. Metro Schools say classrooms may be a little colder than usual, so they're asking students to layer up. Metro Schools have now taken 3 weather days. They have 3 more built into the school calendar to use if needed between now and May.

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