The Grandview Heights City School District canceled classes on Wednesday because of the winter storm, but school was back in session on Thursday.

The Grandview Heights City School District canceled classes on Wednesday because of the winter storm, but school was back in session on Thursday.

Of the 16 public school districts in Franklin County, only Grandview, Upper Arlington and Bexley held classes on Thursday.

"There are a lot of factors that contributed to that," Superintendent Ed O'Reilly said. "We are a small district so no one had very far to walk. We don't have buses, which is another big factor."

Whether teachers and other staff members can make it safely to school is another factor he considers when making the decision to call off school, O'Reilly said.

Grandview always calls off school when Franklin County is placed under a Level 2 snow emergency, as it was Wednesday, he said.

"(Thursday) was kind of an odd situation," O'Reilly said.

In the early morning hours, the county was still under a Level 2 snow emergency, he said.

"But I called the state highway patrol and asked them how the roads were and they said the main roads were in decent shape," O'Reilly said.

By early afternoon, the county's status was reduced to a Level 1 emergency.

By state law, schools are allowed to have up to five calamity days before they must schedule make up days.

Grandview Heights High School and Edison Intermediate/Middle School each have had four days canceled this year.

Stevenson Elementary has now had six days canceled, O'Reilly said.

All three schools lost two days last September when a wind storm knocked out power. It took two additional days for power to be restored at Stevenson.

Stevenson will hold classes on April 10 to make up the sixth day, O'Reilly said.