I actually never watched the TV or listened to the radio for school closings - my mom was a teacher in my district (and my dad a teacher in another district). So I waited for the phone to ring because it always beat the TV. Now I get a text message from the local news station before my district calls me (I am a teacher too) about 50% of the time - I end up wondering why we still do a phone fan out!
And Jen - in my district there is a concern with the safety of the buses too. We are an extremely hilly district and if it’s icy the buses can’t always stop and that is very dangerous for the kids waiting at the bus stop. We tend to close before other less hilly districts do.]]>
I had a thought recently about school closings. Why exactly DO they close school just because of some snow? We are expected to dig our cars out and go to work-why aren’t cars then allowed to take children to school? I know I LOVED it when I was a kid, and asked no questions, but to me it just seems strange when no one else gets to stay home because of some white stuff]]>