In contrast to last week, officials with Sheridan County's three school districts reported no disruptions in bus schedules or operations from the storm that moved through the area Monday.
But transportation directors in Districts 1 and 2 said luck played a role in helping minimize the storm's impact.
In District 2, which includes schools in Sheridan and Story Elementary, Steve Schlicting said Monday was a teacher in-service day. Classes in all schools were dismissed, so no buses were required. That was a contrast to last Friday's storm, when classes were canceled throughout the district when high winds and wet, heavy snows rendered buses inoperable.
District 1 Transportation Coordinator Lori Thornburg said buses were able to operate Monday thanks to county crews who kept roads open. District 1 includes schools in Dayton, Ranchester and Big Horn. The transportation coordinator said the county road crews were “awesome” to work with. She said schools in her district are on a four-day week, Mondays through Thursdays, so no classes were disrupted last Friday. The Friday storm did sideline the district's activities buses, but the events that were canceled last week have been rescheduled.
Gary Roebling (ROBE-ling) is the transportation coordinator for School District 3. He could not be reached Tuesday for comment, but Connie Moore in the superintendent's office said the district, which includes schools in the Clearmont and Arvada area, was able to keep its buses running throughout both storms. That area appears to have withstood less severe weather than other parts of the county on both storm days.