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Snow days #7137701
01/15/21 08:16 AM
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What in the world is going on with the school systems now days. Kids was all bundled up standing at the door waiting to see the bus coming down the road when the phone rang, no school due to road conditions. We got a whopping half inch of snow on the ground. I can understand if the roads are a foot deep, but this is ridiculous.
I can remember when I was a student, if not for drifting we never would have missed for snow days. The kids are telling me the drivers are always screaming about having to drive in anything other than dry conditions so maybe they just can't find competent drivers anymore.

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Originally Posted by Andrew Eastwood
What in the world is going on with the school systems now days. Kids was all bundled up standing at the door waiting to see the bus coming down the road when the phone rang, no school due to road conditions. We got a whopping half inch of snow on the ground. I can understand if the roads are a foot deep, but this is ridiculous.
I can remember when I was a student, if not for drifting we never would have missed for snow days. The kids are telling me the drivers are always screaming about having to drive in anything other than dry conditions so maybe they just can't find competent drivers anymore.

I think about this every time I get behind a school bus these days. When I went to school, we used to all gather in one spot for the bus. There would be 7 or 8 of us from the neighborhood and for most of us, it was about a 1/4 mile walk or more. These days, the bus stops in front of every house. I guess the indoctrination of entitlement begins even earlier than I assumed. Can't have the little darlings walk a block now can we.

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Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137712
01/15/21 08:27 AM
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We had to walk about 200 yards from my house to where the bus stopped and picked us up.You cloud from there see down over the steep hill the bus had to drive up.Many a day with snow in the road the bus could not make the hill.The bus driver would be waving for me to walk down.I would wave back,walk back home grab my shotgun and beagle Hope and rabbit hunt all day.....those were the good old days grin


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Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137723
01/15/21 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Eastwood
What in the world is going on with the school systems now days. Kids was all bundled up standing at the door waiting to see the bus coming down the road when the phone rang, no school due to road conditions. We got a whopping half inch of snow on the ground. I can understand if the roads are a foot deep, but this is ridiculous.
I can remember when I was a student, if not for drifting we never would have missed for snow days. The kids are telling me the drivers are always screaming about having to drive in anything other than dry conditions so maybe they just can't find competent drivers anymore.

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Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137728
01/15/21 08:35 AM
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From what I have been told by my sister that still lives in the school district that we graduated from. Most schools can't afford the liability insurance if a bus or several buses get in an accident and the children get hurt. Very sad that insurance companies can't give schools a break on that.

Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137743
01/15/21 08:42 AM
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More about the school system than spoiled kids. I think I read about kids all being picked up at their own houses was because of safety concerns.



Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137744
01/15/21 08:43 AM
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Finster, we have three towns and the rural folks between them consolidated into a single school district. Kids in town all get on the buss at the post office but they do pick up the rural kids at every house or grouping of houses. We live down a dead end road 3/4 of a mile so they come to our house.
It makes no sense to me closing school for a half inch of snow how ever many stops they got.

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School is closed here today too but I can understand that - blowing snow and the roads are drifting shut. A half inch of snow shouldn't even slow down traffic!

Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137770
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Aw Andy, you just don't want to stay home and watch the kids! grin grin


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Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7137798
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Our area of Minnesota averages 60+ inches of snow each winter. Our district is the largest in the state with some families living as far as 40 miles away from the school. Yesterday we had freezing rain and 4'' of snow on top of that for the morning commute. Our district hasn't had a snow day in nearly 3 years. Heck, none of the buses were even late to school yesterday.

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The litigious society has caused a lot of this type of BS.

Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7138005
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Our school will jump on the snow days off every day that can get away with it. Our school district maxes out on snow days every year. We are a class D school district.


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Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7138006
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Our kids can't go to school. They are all sitting at their computers doing "distance learning." My son is a Senior and hasn't been in a classroom in nearly a year.


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Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7138008
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Snow days seem to occur more on Fridays around here.

Re: Snow days [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7138011
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"Here" not only does the bus stop at every house, even if the kids live next door to each other, but now the moms are driving the lil darlins down the driveway to wait by the road in the car....

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Originally Posted by gcs
"Here" not only does the bus stop at every house, even if the kids live next door to each other, but now the moms are driving the lil darlins down the driveway to wait by the road in the car....

To many crazy drivers around now that won't stop for stopped school buses.I don't blame the parents one bit.


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Originally Posted by Lazarus
Our kids can't go to school. They are all sitting at their computers doing "distance learning." My son is a Senior and hasn't been in a classroom in nearly a year.


Man, that is just sad. A kid's senior year should be one of the most fun of his life.

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Lawyers !!

One bus wreck and the school is closed...


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Originally Posted by bulletbox
Lawyers !!

One bus wreck and the school is closed...


Why, when I was kid bus wrecks happened all the time! Every time the driver rolled the bus we all just got out and pushed the bus upright again! We was tough back then, I tell ya! grin

Re: Snow days [Re: lee steinmeyer] #7138126
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Aw Andy, you just don't want to stay home and watch the kids! grin grin


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I am worried about the kids watching him- they will be picking up all manner of bad habits!
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