School closing 4 th day. REALLY

School closing 4 th day. REALLY

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New Englander

Alliance, OH

#1 Jan 22, 2014
There is a dusting of snow and cold temps What's up Bowling Green,The city has the equipment to do what they need for the roads,our children should not be missing the education they desperately need.They are the future,what this teaches them,is that when you see a snowflake and feel cold air,call out of work,stop everything,do not get out the winter gear and move forward ! NOOOOOO hibernate like a bear,drive your parents crazy,fight and argue over the x box ,REALLY,lets get back to school,make the city workers and DOT do their job. SALT! SAND!Do what needs to be done,lets get these kids back to school.
Observer

Calhoun, KY

#2 Jan 22, 2014
It's a few snow days! Some of us live off the snow plowed and salted main roads. In fact, the dead end road I live on has been plowed/scraped a grand total of once, in the 9 years I've lived here. A neighbor with a tractor and blade will plow the road WAY before the county will! My child walks down our 1/4 mile long driveway to meet the bus, because I'm at work an hour before the bus comes! In below zero wind chill. So, I'm glad the schools are closed another day! And before u think I'm complaining about living in the country, I'm NOT. It keeps us safe from exposure to know it all Yankees!!!
Agree

United States

#3 Jan 22, 2014
My question is this: if they did go, and a few couldn't make it, would the attendance be worse tomorrow or at the end of the year during make-up days? The buses don't HAVE to go door-to-door.
Bgky

Canton, OH

#4 Jan 22, 2014
As a parent you should be responsible to get your child to school.
Certainly

White Plains, KY

#5 Jan 22, 2014
New Englander wrote:
There is a dusting of snow and cold temps What's up Bowling Green,The city has the equipment to do what they need for the roads,our children should not be missing the education they desperately need.They are the future,what this teaches them,is that when you see a snowflake and feel cold air,call out of work,stop everything,do not get out the winter gear and move forward ! NOOOOOO hibernate like a bear,drive your parents crazy,fight and argue over the x box ,REALLY,lets get back to school,make the city workers and DOT do their job. SALT! SAND!Do what needs to be done,lets get these kids back to school.
You're a different kind of idiot. Some of the county roads are solid SHEETS OF ICE!!!! There's more to this county than your little corner of it!!! I don't want my kids out on these icy roads, nor do people with any sense. Yes, they need to get back to school, but not if it puts their lives in DANGER !!!!
Certainly

White Plains, KY

#6 Jan 22, 2014
Observer wrote:
It's a few snow days! Some of us live off the snow plowed and salted main roads. In fact, the dead end road I live on has been plowed/scraped a grand total of once, in the 9 years I've lived here. A neighbor with a tractor and blade will plow the road WAY before the county will! My child walks down our 1/4 mile long driveway to meet the bus, because I'm at work an hour before the bus comes! In below zero wind chill. So, I'm glad the schools are closed another day! And before u think I'm complaining about living in the country, I'm NOT. It keeps us safe from exposure to know it all Yankees!!!
Hahahaha. Hilarious!!!! And so true.
Lizbeth

United States

#7 Jan 22, 2014
New Englander wrote:
There is a dusting of snow and cold temps What's up Bowling Green,The city has the equipment to do what they need for the roads,our children should not be missing the education they desperately need.They are the future,what this teaches them,is that when you see a snowflake and feel cold air,call out of work,stop everything,do not get out the winter gear and move forward ! NOOOOOO hibernate like a bear,drive your parents crazy,fight and argue over the x box ,REALLY,lets get back to school,make the city workers and DOT do their job. SALT! SAND!Do what needs to be done,lets get these kids back to school.
Dear New Englander,

With all due respect, I am responding as a rural citizen of Kentucky, native of the Chicago-land area. The children will not be missing the education that they need, as make-up days are sure to follow. If this disrupts any vacation plans, please adjust accordingly. A child's education is our future.

As you must enjoy, the landscape here is breathtaking, void of the traffic constraints, roadside barriers - and day to day traffic upheavals, rain or shine. Those of which, children and parents have to adjust to on a day to day basis, alike, more often in the northern regions.

If your real underlying issue is that during these times, parents are boxed in, with children at home, then perhaps; this may be a real opportunity of reflection and newly recognized joy for the unanticipated time with family.

Road crews and emergency first responders are deserving of our utmost blessings and thanks. As are, our families.
Bgky

Canton, OH

#8 Jan 22, 2014
Certainly wrote:
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You're a different kind of idiot. Some of the county roads are solid SHEETS OF ICE!!!! There's more to this county than your little corner of it!!! I don't want my kids out on these icy roads, nor do people with any sense. Yes, they need to get back to school, but not if it puts their lives in DANGER !!!!
So you have not been out of your house to drive since Tuesday ?
Winter

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Jan 22, 2014
Maybe you should drive around some of the back roads in Alvaton, Plano, Richardsville, Hadley, Oakland, Smiths Grove. Then you might understand why there isn't any school. Some parents might not have transportation to get their kids to school. Or already at work. I know they need to be in school but sometimes it just isn't possible.
former wcboe employee

Sellersburg, IN

#10 Jan 23, 2014
Winter wrote:
Maybe you should drive around some of the back roads in Alvaton, Plano, Richardsville, Hadley, Oakland, Smiths Grove. Then you might understand why there isn't any school. Some parents might not have transportation to get their kids to school. Or already at work. I know they need to be in school but sometimes it just isn't possible.
Why don't we just try something different just try one year and see how things go?! Teachers, parents, and students get panicky at the thought of going to school following Memorial day. I feel like this is mainly do to the shortened summer due to going back so early in Aug. If the start date is pushed forward to the day after Labor day, only have a 2 day Fall break, leave the rest of the school year according to the calendar, then any and all snow days will be added on to the end of the school year. While that might push the end of school year up closer to early June, teachers and students would have the hot month of Aug. off and still have a good summer break! I know some are worried about graduation and the effect it will have on taking college summer courses. There are many states in the US that start school after Labor day and go to very early June. They manage to work out their situations as far as college goes, otherwise we as a country would all start and finish school on all the same day. We have become too concerned with what the teachers want and catering to parents pre-planned vacations. We should focus on the students. When they have all these breaks during the first semester and then they are forced to go for long periods of time without a break during the winter when most kids don't get outside like they would in warmer weather, they become restless, attention goes down, and they are NOT getting what they need prior to testing. Don't take my opinion, just take a look at the test scores over the last several years!!! I think the board needs to make an executive decision and try this approach for ONE YEAR and see what happens. Life doesn't begin the Tuesday after Memorial day. Summer doesn't either!
Winter

Bowling Green, KY

#11 Jan 23, 2014
former wcboe employee wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't we just try something different just try one year and see how things go?! Teachers, parents, and students get panicky at the thought of going to school following Memorial day. I feel like this is mainly do to the shortened summer due to going back so early in Aug. If the start date is pushed forward to the day after Labor day, only have a 2 day Fall break, leave the rest of the school year according to the calendar, then any and all snow days will be added on to the end of the school year. While that might push the end of school year up closer to early June, teachers and students would have the hot month of Aug. off and still have a good summer break! I know some are worried about graduation and the effect it will have on taking college summer courses. There are many states in the US that start school after Labor day and go to very early June. They manage to work out their situations as far as college goes, otherwise we as a country would all start and finish school on all the same day. We have become too concerned with what the teachers want and catering to parents pre-planned vacations. We should focus on the students. When they have all these breaks during the first semester and then they are forced to go for long periods of time without a break during the winter when most kids don't get outside like they would in warmer weather, they become restless, attention goes down, and they are NOT getting what they need prior to testing. Don't take my opinion, just take a look at the test scores over the last several years!!! I think the board needs to make an executive decision and try this approach for ONE YEAR and see what happens. Life doesn't begin the Tuesday after Memorial day. Summer doesn't either!
I think this would be a great idea, but no one would ever go along with it. And if people would look in the past few years it hasn't been getting extremely hot until the end of June. I guess this comes into play where it depends who is on board? I'm not sure.
Lizbeth

United States

#12 Jan 23, 2014
former wcboe employee wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't we just try something different just try one year and see how things go?! Teachers, parents, and students get panicky at the thought of going to school following Memorial day. I feel like this is mainly do to the shortened summer due to going back so early in Aug. If the start date is pushed forward to the day after Labor day, only have a 2 day Fall break, leave the rest of the school year according to the calendar, then any and all snow days will be added on to the end of the school year. While that might push the end of school year up closer to early June, teachers and students would have the hot month of Aug. off and still have a good summer break! I know some are worried about graduation and the effect it will have on taking college summer courses. There are many states in the US that start school after Labor day and go to very early June. They manage to work out their situations as far as college goes, otherwise we as a country would all start and finish school on all the same day. We have become too concerned with what the teachers want and catering to parents pre-planned vacations. We should focus on the students. When they have all these breaks during the first semester and then they are forced to go for long periods of time without a break during the winter when most kids don't get outside like they would in warmer weather, they become restless, attention goes down, and they are NOT getting what they need prior to testing. Don't take my opinion, just take a look at the test scores over the last several years!!! I think the board needs to make an executive decision and try this approach for ONE YEAR and see what happens. Life doesn't begin the Tuesday after Memorial day. Summer doesn't either!
Your proposal is very similar to the way my school system functioned. Parents scheduled vacation time around the school schedule.
parent

Paris, TN

#13 Jan 23, 2014
Bgky wrote:
As a parent you should be responsible to get your child to school.
The majority of us responsible parents do get our children to school, by means of car, bus, or other means of transportation. That being said, if the roadways are bad, the less people traveling on them the better. I personally do not want to put my child in danger to get her to school on a day the roads are bad when the day could just simply be made up later. In case you haven't been in Bowling Green long, people can't drive when it rains, let alone when the roads are icy.
Bgky

Canton, OH

#14 Jan 23, 2014
If that is the case only have school on days when it is over freezing and sunny.

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#15 Jan 23, 2014
Sounds like a shitty parent is sick of being forced to watch their kids.
Bgky

Canton, OH

#16 Jan 24, 2014
F you
Frango

Bowling Green, KY

#17 Jan 24, 2014
Because, as mentioned, if we teach our kids to get up and go to school/work regardless of the cold/snow, which is honestly a valid lesson, but one school bus slides on any ice patch and hits a tree and one little kid gets a bloody nose from it, then some parent is going to try to sue the school board for whatever greedy money a local lawyer can squeeze for them. That's the reasonn school gets called off--fear of lawsuits. Parents are too lazy to make sure their kids get to school if the buses don't run.

Kids are less apt to miss at the end of the year because that's when assignments are due and final exams are given, so that argument is weak.
Sit down please

Louisville, KY

#18 Jan 24, 2014
Frango wrote:
Because, as mentioned, if we teach our kids to get up and go to school/work regardless of the cold/snow, which is honestly a valid lesson, but one school bus slides on any ice patch and hits a tree and one little kid gets a bloody nose from it, then some parent is going to try to sue the school board for whatever greedy money a local lawyer can squeeze for them. That's the reasonn school gets called off--fear of lawsuits. Parents are too lazy to make sure their kids get to school if the buses don't run.
Kids are less apt to miss at the end of the year because that's when assignments are due and final exams are given, so that argument is weak.
Have to agree with you, I happen to drive one of those "yellow cheese boxes" one icy back road hollow plus one child hurt equals one big lawsuit .
New Englander

Alliance, OH

#19 Jan 24, 2014
To the observer in Owensboro if you could read,I said what's up bowling green,,,,proud to be a Yankee ,that what I'm talking about,you must have missed a lot of school days growing up,redneck,,,just to be fair.
New Englander

Alliance, OH

#20 Jan 24, 2014
See ya headed back to Boston,to play in some real snow folks!

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