Now, this is a reason to cancel school

Ice on the windshield signals a much greater hazard than snow

I am usually pleased with the relative tenacity of the local school districts when it comes to holding school even in the face of winter weather that other districts in the region find too intimidating to drive buses in, but this morning offered an
invisible obstacle.
Freezing rain, in my opinion, IS a reason to
cancel school. The National Weather Service advised the area is likely to be crusted with the stuff this morning. And, indeed, my wife nearly bit the ground stepping outside our front door as she left for Nespelem School.
Snowy ground, at least, provides a visible hazard and a little traction. Pure ice, on the other hand, is just plain dangerous.
What do you think? Do we use enough common sense when deciding what kind of weather constitutes a threat to our kids and the public?

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About Scott Hunter

Editor of The Star newspaper in Grand Coulee, observer of life, history, patterns in things that matter.
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1 Response to Now, this is a reason to cancel school

  1. Bob Valen says:

    Generally, school districts get it right. Today is, of course, is a day school should be cancelled. The issue is the various locations school buses have travel to pick-up and drop-off children. Those locations can vary greatly weather wise. It boils down to the safety of the bus driver, the vehicles around the bus and the children.

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