He sat down as early as Monday with other superintendents in cities such as Centerville and Kettering to make a decision.
Another decision school officials will be forced to make will come if the conditions become too harsh to let students leave after the last bell.
Vail said it's always a possibility.
“We’ve got the kitchens. We’ve got the food,” he said. “Certainly for the safety of the kids, not putting anybody on the road, we’d do what we had to do to harbor them in the buildings.”
Below are the most recent school updates related to weather as of 9 p.m.:
Dayton Public Schools: Plan "A" for employees. All athletic events, extracurricular activities canceled
Mad River Local Schools: Dismissal 2 hours early
Springboro: All schools will be closed
Kettering: No change to schedule
Centerville: No change to schedule
Miamisburg: No change to schedule
Oakwood: Scheduled to dismiss students early for staff professional development
Beavercreek: No change to schedule
Trotwood: No change to schedule
Lebanon City Schools: Dismissal 2 hours early; No p.m. kindergarten
Valley View Local Schools: All schools closed