Schools still struggling with power outages after ice storm

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Xenia school buses return to the Bus Barn after school was canceled following a two hour delay due to weather on Thursday

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UPDATE @ 1:53 p.m.:

After losing power this morning, Horace Mann Elementary gave parents and guardians the option to take their kids home or leave them in school.

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The school has a backup generator, which provides power to two thirds of the building, according to Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli.

Students who stayed in school used the part of the building that still had lighting and heat.

Horace Mann lost power shortly after the buses left this morning, prompting the district to ask DP&L when power would be restored.

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Parents were then notified that they could pick up their children, have buses take them home or let them stay at school, according to Lolli.

The district decided against an early dismissal because some students don’t have keys to their homes or a parent at home to watch them, she said.

INITIAL STORY:

Area schools are still struggling with power outages a day after ice storms hit the Miami Valley region.

Horace Mann Elementary school lost power this morning after buses were already in route, according to Dayton Public Schools.

The district is working with Dayton Power & Light to determine when power will be restored and if students should be dismissed early.

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If the school dismisses early, the district said it will contact parents.

Lange School and Creative World of Learning are also closed today.

Horace Mann, as well as three other Dayton Public Schools, closed yesterday due to a lack of power.

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Power was reportedly restored at Horace Mann around 10 a.m. Thursday, but it remained closed.

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