Wintry weather closes schools

Wintry weather closes schools

There are 73 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 13, 2007, titled Wintry weather closes schools. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Schools throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas are canceling school today in anticipation of snow arriving this morning.

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broken

Emmaus, PA

#1 Dec 13, 2007
This is very helpful to those that have school age children. Thank you Morning Call.

Since: Jul 07

Lehigh Valley, PA

#2 Dec 13, 2007
The headline should read...

"Dry roads close schools", because in reality, that is the truth.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#3 Dec 13, 2007
RideEmCowboy wrote:
The headline should read...
"Dry roads close schools", because in reality, that is the truth.
I don't know about PA, but that's the way they seem to do things here in the DC area, too; several years back the kids were sent to school and during the day we got a bad snowstorm and most of the kids got stuck at school or out on the buses; ever since then I think the school systems' been paranoid and they seem to close the schools whenever there's a cloud in the sky!
Stros5

Allentown, PA

#4 Dec 13, 2007
Uh oh, a forcast for bad weather....school's closed.

“Howdy, Ya'll!”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#5 Dec 13, 2007
Stros5 wrote:
Uh oh, a forcast for bad weather....school's closed.
Hey, when all we've got base a plan upon is the weather report, I'm all for closing schools based on a weather report.

Whaddya think they should base their decisions upon - a crystal ball? Tarot cards? The Superintendent's hangover?
who cares

Newark, DE

#6 Dec 13, 2007
Guess the teachers needed a day off to do their christmas shopping
MLB

Stroudsburg, PA

#7 Dec 13, 2007
Send them in for an hour???? Possibly, a bus COULD have an accident sending them home early...and then everybody wants to sue...THAT'S WHY!
ABC

United States

#8 Dec 13, 2007
You guys just love to complain., they are caring about YOUR children for gods sake.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#10 Dec 13, 2007
Closing the schools here in Monroe County was a good idea today. It has been snowing steadily since 7am. After almost 2 hours everything here is white again & it is quite possible to get the 10 inches predicted. I figure by Sunday night we should have 2 feet!!! Great news for the ski industry. I'm not driving until Monday-LOL
lmn

Horsham, PA

#12 Dec 13, 2007
ABC wrote:
You guys just love to complain., they are caring about YOUR children for gods sake.
No they don't. They only care about not getting sued.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#13 Dec 13, 2007
lmn wrote:
<quoted text>No they don't. They only care about not getting sued.
I tend to agree with you. I lived in the Mahoning Valley when I was a kid (some years back), and we have "film footage" of us kids going to school with snow drifted several feet high on the side of the roads and a lot of snow still ON the roads.
bigdeal

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Dec 13, 2007
lmn wrote:
<quoted text>No they don't. They only care about not getting sued.
You should care about them not getting sued, too, since it's your tax money that will bankroll any legal settlement.
Will

Allentown, PA

#15 Dec 13, 2007
Eh, when I went to school when the bus couldn't make it we walked.

Builds character!
Jason

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 13, 2007
Yeah, must be awful to have to spend a day with your kids. I feel for you all.
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AOL

#17 Dec 13, 2007
who cares wrote:
Guess the teachers needed a day off to do their christmas shopping
Teachers do not make the decision - the superintendent does. Teachers have no say - usually the decision is made based on forecast and bus drivers. Your post just shows your ignorance about school structure. Most teachers I know are glad for the snow day so they can - guess what - do school work!
You too could have been a teacher with snow days if you weren't such a moron.
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AOL

#18 Dec 13, 2007
Stros5 wrote:
Uh oh, a forcast for bad weather....school's closed.
The forecast called for sleet and ice beginning at 9 and becomming through the afternoon. High school starts at 7:30 while MS and Elementary students start at 8:30. What were they supposed to do - bring kids in for an hour? We all know that ice is more dangerous than snow - officials smartly avoided sending busses out in icy conditions.
LibRepub in Allentown

Allentown, PA

#19 Dec 13, 2007
To every single one of you morons who has complained about today's school closings, you have only yourselves to thank. It is you who are the sue happy and would sue the district for not closing school. It is you who call up and complain for every single thing the administration does. Some of you apparently have absolutely nothing better to do in your life than to moan and complain because people chose not to risk the safety of students today. To those of you who said send them in so we can ship them back around 10: what a brilliant educational strategy, because you know a lot will get done in those 2 hours. And furthermore, when you go to school board budget meetings to bitch about your taxes, you can remember it was you who ran the entire bus fleet for your school district for 2 hours of teaching. Brilliant! And by the way, shut up!
Hmm

Allentown, PA

#20 Dec 13, 2007
Where in Monroe?
wawa55 wrote:
Closing the schools here in Monroe County was a good idea today. It has been snowing steadily since 7am. After almost 2 hours everything here is white again & it is quite possible to get the 10 inches predicted. I figure by Sunday night we should have 2 feet!!! Great news for the ski industry. I'm not driving until Monday-LOL
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AOL

#22 Dec 13, 2007
LibRepub in Allentown wrote:
To every single one of you morons who has complained about today's school closings, you have only yourselves to thank. It is you who are the sue happy and would sue the district for not closing school. It is you who call up and complain for every single thing the administration does. Some of you apparently have absolutely nothing better to do in your life than to moan and complain because people chose not to risk the safety of students today. To those of you who said send them in so we can ship them back around 10: what a brilliant educational strategy, because you know a lot will get done in those 2 hours. And furthermore, when you go to school board budget meetings to bitch about your taxes, you can remember it was you who ran the entire bus fleet for your school district for 2 hours of teaching. Brilliant! And by the way, shut up!
Amazing post - thanks:-) By the way, students do not "lose" a day of school. Some districts budget 183-184 days into their calendar, so they can meet the 180 day requirement. The rest make the days up elsewhere.
Dumb Dutchman

Allentown, PA

#23 Dec 13, 2007
Well, the ice is falling now. Already there's about an inch of ice on the ground where I am. Looks like plenty more to come.

Gee, I guess closing the schools was a good idea after all!

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