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CCSC issues two-hour delay, reschedules events

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On Wednesday, Clay Community School Corporation Supt. Dan Schroeder announced the corporation would be on a two-hour delay Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.

The Curriculum Fair, scheduled from 6-7 p.m, Financial Aid, at 6:30 p.m., and the Scheduling Presentation, from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, have been rescheduled for next week, Jan. 21st.

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If they don't call school, they are crazy. Why should these kids be out in sub-zero weather? I would rather see them in school into June, rather than put their lives on the line......

-- Posted by KTEAPayne on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 1:35 PM

I was a student in the Clay Co. school system back in the day and we waited out in sub-zero temps quite often. As long as the parents properly bundle the child, they should be able to stand outside for five minutes to catch their bus! Unless, of course there are icy, dangerous roads and that is another story altogether!

-- Posted by millertime on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 1:41 PM

They should just cancel school altogether tomorrow. It is supposed to have a wind chill of negative 20 for the majority of the morning & not get above 0 degs. till after noon.

-- Posted by IndiMa06 on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 1:51 PM

KTEAPayne ~

I so agree with your comment ~ let's just stay home & keep the kids safe ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 2:03 PM

What do you think people do that live in areas that have these kinds of weather conditions all the time. I don't think they cancel school just because it is too cold! I drive my kids to school everyday. No I don't like getting out when it icy and I can't see two feet in front of me but when it is just because it is cold that is silly!

-- Posted by PurpleGurl on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 2:20 PM

I remember the days of going to school in bitter cold, but I think that if the weather/temps are as bad as they are predicting perhaps the prudent thing to do would be cancel school for tomorrow. I would rather see them tack on a day at the end, than expose the kids to this kind of extreme cold when its not necessary. True 5 minutes to wait on the bus isn't extreme, but what if the bus is delayed by mechanical problems or slowed by road conditions/other drivers and 5 turns in to 15 or longer. That would pose an unnecessary risk for the children. The more people you put out in this weather the more chance for accidents and injury to occur. As an emergency responder, my advice is to keep everyone indoors if you don't need to go out. That's my opinion of course and I know some will not agree, but I am putting it out regardless.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 2:43 PM

I have stood outside waiting for bus for over 30 minutes with my kids since they started school when it's cold and bus has trouble. Good to have a delay and that will give corporation more time in the morning look at current situation at that time. Weather man isn't always right. If it stays super cold, they can still cancel in the AM. A delay also puts young drivers on the road at a different time than those heading to work. Helps when it might be icy to have a little less traffic on the road. The cold alone isn't always so bad, it's the havoc the cold plays on the diesel engines and gelling of the fuel. If you can't absolutely be sure kids aren't going to be out there for too long, best to wait and see which way the weather is going in the AM.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 3:38 PM

It is insane that school is in session today. With wind chills going to be down to 20 degrees below zero, the welfare of our children cannot be on the mind of the management of our school corporation. Lets forget for a minute the kids who will be waitning in the cold to catch a bus, becasue we have all done that at some time. You have to factor in the worst case scenarios, lets say a fire alarm goes off at one of the schools today. You have a whole school full of students standing out in dangerously cold temps. In my opinion gambling with the welfare of one child is not worth it. I would rather the kids go to school an additional day during the summer.

Joseph Allen

-- Posted by hammerhead060603 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 7:40 AM

I think school being in session today is crazy. So rather than taking the chance Im keeping them home along with quite a few of my friends. Its to cold & the bus isnt that warm for my child & grandchild 2 be on there for over an hour. I would rather send them when its warm.But I just done what I felt right.

-- Posted by kd323 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 8:27 AM

I think that anyone going out in this weather is rediculous. I am from Alaska and used to the temps but that doesnt mean I dont find it cold. And its still not very wise to send the children off in sub zero temps. Especially for those children that have to walk to school. We say that when we were children we walked in sub zero temps, but with the global warmning that has occured over the decades the younger generation is not used to the temps we were as children.

I personally think that the school corp. should reconsider tomorrows classes.

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 11:27 AM

Get a little intestinal fortitude, people! ...and give a little to your kids. Your kids aren't going to get a break when they get into the real world. The real world will EXPECT them to be there on time, hell or high water (or 20 b-low temps, etc). The world doesn't take excuses. I'm living in a world of wimps. I love the bad weather! The colder, the stormier, the hotter the better! Let the extremes hammer us. I've got a brain and I use it to outsmart the cold, the ice, the snow and the storms and my kids know how to do it too! They've learned well.

-- Posted by TheRider on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 5:51 PM

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