when the weather is bad but school isnt closed do you feel that it is the school districts responsability or the parents to judge if it is safe for children to go to school?
Scenario....there is flooding in some areas so school is still open...some buses arent running but parents are taking children to school through the flooding but blaming the district for not closing.
I personally would have kept my son home had our area been flooded...i feel that his safety is more important than him missing one day of classes.
Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:49 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 12:02 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by momof4kids257 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
It's up to the parents to decide matters of safety for their kids. A couple years ago we got hit with some frigid low temperatures. The actual air temperature was -20F and the windchill was like -35F. I don't have a car so my kids walked to school every morning. Almost every other school in the area was closed besides ours and the public school around the corner. I decided it was just unsafe and silly to take my kids to school. Their winter gear is not rated for those temps and even with extra layers they could have gotten frostbite and we all would have been freezing by the time they got to school (a 10 minute walk).
When I called in the lady agreed with me. They still counted the absences. It ruined all 3 kids' perfect attendance record for the year but it wasn't worth it with that cold.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:09 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by hootie826 at 12:11 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by aeneva at 12:39 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by Mrs.DTJefferson at 2:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by mompam at 11:48 AM on Sep. 30, 2010
If your route to take your child/children to school takes you through a potentially dangerous situation - you should not go. I would err on the safe side and stay at home.
Answer by emerald53197 at 11:56 AM on Sep. 30, 2010