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Because you touch yourself at night?
I guess there is still ice on the back roads.
This is getting ridiculous. I can't remember this many days off for minor reasons in my lifetime.
It's the pussification of America.
Every school closing this year has been on a Monday, Friday, concurrent days leading up to a holiday break, or day after a federal holiday when schools were closed.
See a pattern here?
Official story from my district is ice on the dirt roads. We're fairly rural, so most of our students have to use at least one dirt road to get to school.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Official story from my kid's school (because I asked): hard packed snow on dirt roads became covered with rain / ice creating hazardous conditions for school buses. It was worse in the early AM when the temp was lower.
You mean besides the Zamboni machines that are going up and down the highway.
My school also said because of ice on the back roads. We had an issue a couple weeks ago when all of the districts around us closed and we didnt. We had a bus get stuck on ice and slid near a ditch. All of the kids had to get off the bus, walk a half mile in the cold, and wait for another bus to pick them up. Parents went nuts on the Super via phone, email, and Facebook. My first hour was down 15 kids that day because they didnt get to school on time, and attendance was down the entire day. Our old Super always had a saying.. Id rather go an extra day in June than go to a funeral in the winter. Hard to argue that logic.
It's pretty icy out still
I'm guessing its because of this below.
It happened in Grand Haven on Thursday and freaked people out.
RCMB Join Date: September 2001
Most of Jackson Co. didn't even delay. Several "Buses only running on paved roads".
Jackson County rarely delays or closes.
Formerly Venomous Green Duck. Join Date: Nov. 2004 # of posts: 17,867.
My first year teaching in my current district was 2010-2011. Same winter as the massive ice storm that hit mid-Michigan. I left my place at about 6:00AM as I usually do, and didn't notice anything unusual until about 20 minutes into my drive when I started fishtailing on an onramp. Slowed way down, but I hadn't gotten a phone call yet so I foolishly kept going. A few more miles down the road, traffic was completely stopped. I stopped too, and then my car started sliding sideways toward the ditch on the side of the highway. Luckily a small snowbank stopped it, because I could tell that about 30 cars were off the road already, and I'd have a long wait if I couldn't stay on the road.
About 6:45, when I usually get to school, I called the office and let them know I'd be late. I was still a solid half hour away at normal highway speed. Moved about two miles over the next 30 minutes, so I called again. Fine, they'd hold my first hour in the cafeteria until I could make it. I decided to ask the secretary why the hell we had school. She said, "The superintendent didn't realize the weather was so bad until the buses had already left. They didn't want to call the buses back."
Great, at this point I'm fuming. I'm sure parents would rather face a minor inconvenience than find out that their kids had crashed on the way to school.
Flash forward to 9:00AM, a full hour and a half after the school day starts. I finally roll into the parking lot, which is mostly deserted. I walk into the office and ask where everybody is. "They're still on the way in," was the reply. Seriously? The roads were bad enough that I was 90 minutes late, still not the last one there, and we still had school? The last school bus finally rolled in at about 10:30. Kids were pissed, teachers were pissed. Worst commute ever.
Kids are pussies, society is on its way to burning in hell, teachers are greedy, Unions, and it's all the fault of minorities.
We've covered this. Pay attention.
Knibb High football rules
Don't forget everyone else is a dumb ass except me
Closed In my district because they didn't want to face a grueling 4 day week before "Winter Break". Can't blame them I guess...we can't expect them to show up 4 days in a row.
Any road that had snow on it last night was solid ice this morning. My kids didn't have school, and I am glad they canceled it, the roads were terrible. I just wish they would announce it a little sooner, nothing like making lunches and waking the kids up only to find out there is no school.
zactly. Im blaming it on dStephens -v- dValentine
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
snow flurries predicted for Wed morning here. If it happens there will be no school.
What time did you find out? I got called at 5AM, and I'm pretty sure I sounded drunk when I went down the phone tree.
"No school tomorrow. I mean today. Blargh" *click*
Well, I would normally agree with the pussification of america theory, but this time, they are right, the dirt roads are complete ice. I was on my way home from Jackson last night and saw a couple cop cars with lights on, parked at the entrance to dirt roads, thought it was kinda strange until my buddy called and told me all dirt roads are basically impassable. I made it home to my subdivision, which is all dirt road, and it was icy, but manageable, so whatever.
Wake up this morning, kids have no school, instantly thought, damn pussies. Get ready for work, get in my AWD vehicle, back up into road and slide back into my ditch, and that is where my car still is. Tried for 10 minutes to get out, got nowhere. So now i'm stuck here, cant work, cant go anywhere, and the kids are all jacked up over the extra day. Oh, and i'm out of beer and any form of drinkable alcohol, so yeah, im fucked. But I will take a lesson from this day, MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS KEEP A SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL FOR INSTANCES LIKE THIS. Oh well, maybe my wife will let me in and out her in the shower
Reminds me of last year when there was a bus accident in the town I work in and everyone in the office was talking about it. One lady was just going off about how it's so dangerous to let kids get on buses everyday and she was going to start driving her kids to school every morning and it's a miracle that no one was hurt in the accident. I asked her why it was a miracle as the accident wasn't that bad and buses are quite safe. She lashed out at me for suggesting that buses are safe without seat belts, then I had to explain why compartmentalization is just as safe at preventing life threatening injuries as seat belts and airbags, but it's not an option in a car. She told me she would rather her kid not get a minor injury on a bus because it prevents a major one. At this point I gave up with her, but clearly she has never been in a major car accident where the seat belt and air bag fuck you up with welts and bruises to save your life, same as a kid would get getting thrown against a 4 inch padded bus seat.
This is also the lady who went on a rant about us not being allowed to mail anything anymore because they raised the price of stamps and I told her that being able to send a letter across the country in a few days for less than 50 cents is a modern miracle that has been happening for years and I would gladly pay a dollar for a stamp if it allowed the USPS to not lose money every year giving us this amazing service. So pretty much she is just crazy.
Instead of finding solutions to the icy back road problems, districts just take the easy route and shut down the whole district. Ice back roads may only affect 100 students out of 2,000 in my district but everyone must suffer.
Depends on how many it affects. You have to have so many, a percent of students, to make the day count. Now, I wouldn't call it wasted, any day a student can be educated is great, but the schools consider it one more day taken away from summer break.
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