It never was when I was a kid. It was all based on whether there was ice/snow or not. And even then... I had to walk to school, I just had to be bundled in my snow gear (snowsuit, coat, layers, hat, scarf, gloves, mittens, etc.). But I grew up in IL and we take single digit winter weather as a given. If they canceled school every time it happened there'd be more days off during the winter than days kids actually went to school. I lived in TX for a while tho and it was different there, there was a tiny ice storm and everything shut down.
It depends on the situation. Here in NM we had 2 hour delays because of the freezing temperatures, as people were dealing with icy roads, and frozen water pipes. The only day we have school cancellations, is when there is a lot of snow (so they cancel it the first thing in the morning), or we are expecting a lot of snow (so they cancel it the day before). As for walkers, we still have kids that walk in the cold weather, however I drive my kids when the weather is bad or icy. They walk when it gets warm outside!!
Not single digits here in MN.....it was 30 below last night and wind chill was worse and school was right on schedule.
i hear ya lady. im in ontario and its been colder than a whores heart. the schools however, did have indoor recess.
Quoting sweetmissy_05:Not single digits here in MN.....it was 30 below last night and wind chill was worse and school was right on schedule.
I grew up in South Alabama and we got snow days for a dusting :) I remember one Christmas when I was little it got down to 0, my dad worked for an oil company and he had to go to work to make sure the pipes didn't freeze.
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