School closures/delays for Wednesday

Wind chill temperatures delay many area schools.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 22, 2014

Schools in a two-hour delay
Perkins Schools
Fremont Schools
Edison Schools
Margaretta Schools
Clyde/Green Springs Schools
Port Clinton Schools
Bellevue Public & Parochial
Christie Lane School & Workshop
Monroeville Schools
New London Schools
Seneca East Schools
South Central Schools
Vanguard Tech Center

 

Comments

The Don

It's -13 out and sandusky isn't even delayed. WTF

Licorice Schtick

The roads weren't that bad. The way this winter is going, if they're too free with snow days they'll need to make them up. These are tough decisions, and there's a lot of second-guessing going on here.

lmalley77

retracting my statement :)

eagle3

Sandusky just flat out doesn't care about the students that have to walk, or wait outside to ride the bus.

Stop It

-9°?!

IT'S F*&$ING COLD!

My nipples could cut glass!

sugar

Quit buying into the hysteria that your going to die being in the cold, dress appropriately and everyone will be fine.

Stop It

Kids don't dress in 'layers' just to go to school, sugar. That's what one does when they WORK in it. Get real.

yea right

then be a parent and teach them

Stop It

Short answer. Kids do know that when they play in it. Mine did. they can go xtra days in the summer for all I care.

starryeyes83

I did. Back in the 70's Walking to school: warm boots , one set of socks , BREAD bags on each foot, then another set of socks. So your feet wouldn't slip and slide all over in the boot. Warm hat, coat, scarves and gloves. We didn't have backpacks in those days used to use a paper grocery bag.

I wasn't the only kid who used that method My feet always stayed warm. Even being a girl; I wore long johns under pants. And I do remember my hair freezing ,too.

These kids , now, don't have and will never have a clue.

eightballcuet1

I've never known Sandusky to delay and they are out of calamity days. If they cancel then everyone will be complaining about having to make it up at the end of the year. Danged if you do, danged if you don't

Bherrle

Ok, it's 8 am, temp is -4 with -16 wind chill. Close the schools already. Make it up on spring break or beginning of summer.

Ithink

That's what I said. We live in Ohio for goodness sake- they should plan on this weather. The kids don't need a week at Easter. We got by with a long week-end.

Bherrle

Agree

The Don

+1

Northstar

Start closing people, the animals won't even go out but you want our kids to. Take the days at Easter we do not need a week off. I agree, long weekend is just fine. But this is ridiculous, thought there was a rule on if it hit a certain temp they had to cancel.

RV

Use the closing days wisely. There is still 2 months of weather to mess with...if not longer.

Kelly

Unsafe is unsafe. If they have to use up more days than they are allotted, then do it. A few days added at the end of the year aren't going to kill anyone. They don't do anything the last week of school anyway.

yea right

define unsafe..if you dress right no problem.. remember there are more extrem cases

Stop It

Really, yea right? have you ever WORKED in this weather? I have. It's too damn cold for kids walking to school. They can sweat it out in the summer.

yea right

iv worked in 120 degree one day and shipped off to -10 the next..yea i know how to work in the extrem weather..

Stop It

I call you a liar.

yea right

USAF STATIONED IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 28 MONTHS..WENT TDY TO KOREA IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR WINTER TIME..now say it to my face

Licorice Schtick

The snow days I remember were because the roads were impassable. We would go out and play in the ice and snow much of the day. If it was really cold (like today) we'd be in and out, and whining for hot chocolate. Had a blast.

Kids today are fat, soft, coddled wimps because that's the way the parents are raising them.

Stop It

I already did.

Kelly

Seriously? No matter how they dress they're still going to have exposed skin and at these temps it's unsafe.

Stop It

The next person I have to 'brake-check' on these roads, will not get the short version. Insurance and law will be involved.

No Wake

As well as a few appearances in court, if you catch someone with a dash cam running.

Brake checking someone is a pretty antisocial and immature way of dealing with someone you've had a problem with on the road. Driving isn't a competition, slowing down to allow/force someone to pass you doesn't mean you 'lose'. Yes, a failure to maintain assured clear distance is a major safety issue, but intentionally creating a condition where another driver is forced to hit you does not solve it.

What if the other driver swerves to avoid you and hits somebody else? Is that person's pain and suffering justified by you needing to "teach someone a lesson"? I just can't get behind that line of thinking, and it's appalling to see someone proud enough to boast about doing it.

Finn Finn

Instead of calling this guy antisocial and immature, why don't you say a few words to the tailgaters of this world? Why do people tailgate in the first place? Why do they think they have the right to force everyone to go the speed they want to go? I can't get behind THAT line of thinking. Immature, egotistical bullies. And there you are, ready to blame the "brake checker" for an accident, and not the tailgating a____ hole.

thinkagain

Beware Stop It’s '93 Ford Ranger with 200K miles on it, the driver has anger issues, because someone “stole” his home and job and he now lives with his mom. He doesn’t preach his beliefs, he just holds them in… until he blows his top. :)

Matt_Jacksich

Email the superintendent and let him know how you feel about it. I know i have in the past. ESanders@scs-k12.net

nosey rosey

Hats, gloves & boots people. If you can go to work then your kid can go to school.

lmalley77

I am emailing the superintendent for sure!!! I have electric baseboard heaters and all of them are on HIGH and it is still so cold outside that my kids are in the house with layers of pajamas and their COATS on!!! My dog won't even go outside!!! Not to mention that even when it is in the teens and 20 ' s my first grader insists on wearing a sweater in class because the classrooms are so "COLD"!!!!! It's seriously rediculous that they didn't cancel school and it's -6 degrees outside!!!!

The Don

My daughter has the same problem she wants to wear her coat in class because it is so cold but they won't let her

lmalley77

Double post

he said she said

My kids are out of school now but I complained when they were in school. It boiled down to this and I thank my father for this: If the superintendant can go from their house to the car in the garage and can make it to work in a nice warm car, then school being open is fine. The superintendant does not take into consideration the kids' parents that can not afford a warm coat, gloves and a hat for their kids or afford a car to get their kids to school.

lmalley77

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CAST THE FIRST STONE

If that is the case then they need to close schools for the next 10 days. going to be this cold that long

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sandusky High School's start time is 8:25 so it is already an "hour delay" when compared to other districts.

whazup

What about Tuesday? The Sheriff's department had a level two posted at 5:00 am. Did anyone bother to look at the Sheriff's department website? Wonder how the bus drivers feel about the district's decision. I wouldn't want to have had the responsibility of driving children that morning for sure. How long did children have to stand out in the cold waiting for the buses? From what I understand, they were not all on time and some kids were still waiting for the bus after the start of school. You don't make decisions based on how many days you have left, you make them based on the conditions!

blank27

If parents can't afford a warm coat then they shouldn't have kids... goodwill ppl! Also if adults can go to work n not get cold days then children can go to school... I understand its cold n kids walk...call ur boss n take ur kid to school that day...have a friend take them or better yet dress them warm... when I was in school 6 yrs ago we didn't get the boo whoo b.s. parents took care of kids properly and we were just fine n had snow ball fights on the way to school...now adays kids are babyed just like when they get into trouble at school its a lil note home or detention... if they went back to treating kids a lil more mature we might acutally have adults by the time they graduate h.s. not children still!

whazup

I agree with the windchill not being extreme enough today but what about the level 2 yesterday? I don't recall going to school when a level 2 was issued. I have lived in Erie county for 25 years and know that level 2s aren't handed out loosely.

Common Sense

As for calamity days, this will not be a debatable point for the following school year. ODE is putting in a system of minimum hours needed to complete a school year.
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics...
Additionally, the state is offering online education as a way to make up the calamity days
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics...

There was a small article in the Sandusky Register (presented by the AP). Perhaps this would be a good topic for the Register to cover. Oh wait, there is nothing sensational to cover in this story. Never mind, Matt.