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What does the weather need to be like in your area in order for the schools to be closed?

I swear the school in my area are crazy! I guess 8-12 inches of snow and almost the entire state not being plowed isn't good enough and neither is dense fog, so dense you cant see within a few feet of you.
There has been 200-300 accidents a day when we have days this day. Schools buses have been in accidents. Just last week 2 buses within 24 hours apart both had a bus load of kids but thankfully no one was hurt and the weather is the reason for the accident, well that and people not driving safe enough for the weather conditions.

Oh I forgot to add its been in the teens, single digits and in the negatives a lot this month as well. No school has been canceled until last Fridat was the only day.


Asked by LostSoul88 at 9:25 AM on Jan. 28, 2013 in

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  • I know it's so frustrating. When we had sub-zero temps last week & a lot of students walking if under 2 miles from the school, nothing! Not even a 2 hr. delay. But roads get slick from sleet & freezing rain & we finally get a 2 hr delay. I'd love to see the superintendent or whoever makes the decision, walk 1.9 miles in -20 temps! We are allowed 5 snow days (delays don't count against us), so use them!


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:31 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • The threat of snow or ice here will do it. We don't have a lot of snow equipment. The schools are grouped the county, so if one closes, they all close.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:01 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • The road have to be un travelable due to the snow falling faster than the plows can keep up,or due to them being ice covered (and the temps below 32 degrees,so no melting)

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:27 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • A hurricane. That's it. That's the only time our schools get closed for weather - and even then, the hurricane has to be basically on top of us before they'll say "oh, we should close for this hurricane." lol

    Answer by wendythewriter at 9:28 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • Usually 6-8 inches of snow falling overnight. But sometimes they freak out and close the schools if that much is predicted. And then sometimes they don't...we just had that much and the kids went to school. So... I don't know.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:28 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • Friday they were calling for snow to start around 3pm, expecting an inch. Schools closed an hour early. We got light flurries starting at the time school closed, snow did not stick.

    This morning we woke up to icy roads, school are closed.

    Around here if the wind blows, school is going to be cancelled, delayed or let out

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:29 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • here- it doesn't take much inch of snow will do it

    in Utah- they never had a snow day and it snowed ALL the freaking time

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:40 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • Wyoming it took about 18 inches of snow and ice...I'm in Los Angeles now, usually it's a flood or fire that closes a school here. If it did snow, it would probably take about an inch to shut down the city....but it doesn't happen.

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:47 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • Pretty much everything 20 mins north of us is shut down.
    The kid is not happy.

    Answer by feralxat at 9:52 AM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • They'd probably close if it dropped below freezing during school hours and/or it snowed especially if the roads were at all icy. They'd also probably close for extreme heat, probably 110+. Our school corridors, common areas, lockers, cafeteria, etc. are all out doors so those things would have to be a concern. Plus, it would the the first time a lot of students would have witnessed snow amd parents would freak lol.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 10:06 AM on Jan. 28, 2013