How much snow does it take to cancel school?

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Photo courtesy of Allan, who reported 3-4 inches in Middleton. Near Ustick and Caldwell
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - As a snow storm makes it's way towards the Treasure Valley. School districts are going through several steps to decide whether or not to cancel classes for students.

Districts like Boise, Nampa, and Meridian districts go through a similar process before making a decision.

Normally district officials will start looking at weather conditions around 3 a.m.

About an hour later bus drivers and school officials will hit the roadways to see how conditions are along different bus routes.

Districts then contact ITD, ACHD, police, and even other districts to get a better idea on what steps they should take.

Around 5 a.m. district administrators make a final decision, and get the information out to parents. Although if they don't hear anything then school is on a normal schedule.

Many districts like Boise said it normally takes a lot of snow to cancel classes. They note that it normally takes a combination of snow and ice, which can create dangerous conditions.