Here in Indiana, and many other parts of the country, we are seeing the worst winter in 30 years. Right now it an actual temperature of -1 as I am getting ready to send my daughter to the bus. Yesterday we had a two hour delay due to weather and road conditions. It actually was a huge pain because it messed up everyone's schedule. However, tonight the windchill is going to get down to -30. Should they cancel school tomorrow?
I would much rather have my kid go to school an extra day in May than have to worry about frostbitten hands, schools with burst pipes, buses running late or getting stuck, etc. A two-hour-delay won't really help things tomorrow because the temperature isn't going to rise much throughout the day.
Now my daughter does have the option to wait in my heated car at the bus stop, but that is not true for many, many other children. It just seems dangerous to me.