Can someone please explain to me what's going on with these ridiculous cold weather school closings? What kind of a precedent is this to set? Where's the bar set now? When do they cancel school? 10 degrees above? 5? Zero? 2 below?
What a joke.
So what is it? Is it that the schools don't trust parents enough to make sure their kids are bundled up properly for a bit of slightly sub-zero weather? Are they afraid of being sued by parents whose kids got frostbite because their parents didn't dress them properly? Are the teachers just looking for an excuse for a day off? How long is this going to go on? It's supposed to be cold the rest of the week. What about working parents?
I went to Catholic school for 9 years. Our school had (don't know if they still do or not) it's own bus fleet at the time. We were lucky if we got an occasional snow day. I recall many times where my public school friends would have a day off because of snow, but our buses would still be running. A "cold weather" day would've been unheard of. I can remember many times standing, waiting for the bus in weather much colder than this.
This has got to be the most asinine thing I've ever heard of. We really are raising a generation of wimps.
Funny isn't it? One day you've got people telling you the world is ending and we'll be dead soon from global warming and the next day many of those same people are telling you you can't send your kids to school because it's too damn cold!