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Mean Old Mom Dec 18, 5:46 p.m.
Got a call from the YMCA that because the WCPSS was closing, the YMCA after school programs would be closing too. I was alerted around lunch time and called the school to verify. There was no snow falling when I called.
time4real Dec 18, 4:03 p.m.
"Let's err on the side of caution so that we don't have another incident like that year."
if people here would learn how to drive there wouldn't have been an issue then! or any time!
CanesGrrrl Dec 18, 3:27 p.m.
Ksh33, I'm glad you remember that year. I was a senior in high school when that happened. The teachers rushed us out the door to avoid us getting stranded. Even getting out early, so many people had a time getting home even if they lived nearby. Like I said, if they close early and nothing happens, people complain. If something happens and they keep kids in school, people complain. I'm like you. Let's err on the side of caution so that we don't have another incident like that year.
time4real Dec 18, 3:12 p.m.
"Perhaps you were not involved when the ice trapped hundreds of students and staff members ate school 4 years ago."
I know! Wasn't that a joke! Wouldn't you be embarrassed if you were one of those people who spent up to 10 hours sitting on 40! All over 1/4" of what ever it was! That was the most irresponsible bunch of people I've ever seen!
ksh33 Dec 18, 2:53 p.m.
Jimid 8 - since you have complaints about the NC public school systems, why don't you join us with your solutions!
ksh33 Dec 18, 2:52 p.m.
Cbcreative, let me warn you that you would have one more thing to complain about if they had closed schools and your child was off the entire day. Since it is a problem with your driving to pick up "your child" early from school, I can only imagine the incovenience if you had them ALL day, and God forbid if nothing actually happened. Perhaps you were not involved when the ice trapped hundreds of students and staff members ate school 4 years ago. I had to stay there with kids and it was not fun. Not to mention the number of parents who were stranded on the side of the road for hours trying to pick up their little ones. I rather they err on the side of safety. Oh, and another thing to complain about, if they had cancelled school today as you suggested, that would be one day that your child would have to make up instead of being out as scheduled......just something else to add to your disdain list for WCPSS!
juchushu Dec 18, 2:49 p.m.
My daughters teacher called all of the parents in her classroom to make sure that we knew.
And CBCreative ... shut your face. Would you rather it start pouring snow and ice and you wreck trying to get your child to or from school? Honestly, grow up and be a better parent.
TRivers Dec 18, 2:26 p.m.
They don't learn anything in the NC Public School System anyway so an afternoon at home is no big loss.
Nancy Dec 18, 2:25 p.m.
It scares me to read in the article that one person with an SUV and four wheel drive actually thinks they will need it?!
Heaven help anyone who shares the road with that person and those like it.
CanesGrrrl Dec 18, 2:18 p.m.
I know everyone thinks that the way school systems fuss over the smallest amount of snow is laughable. Yet, people forget what happens on those occasions where they don't and something crazy happens. I remember back several years ago when it started snowing, and the schools didn't close until later in the day and there were kids stuck at schools overnight. Parents went into a frenzy.
Since it is hard to predict winter weather in this area, people are darned if they do, and darned if they don't. If schools want to close, and it keeps kids from spending the night in their schools on the off chance that something big happens, then I'm all for it. If nothing happens, well, be glad your kids are home safe and enjoy the extra time with them.
fl2nc2ca2md2nc Dec 18, 2:14 p.m.
I'm with you Dragons_lady. So many crybabies, so little time to respond to them all...
starletta Dec 18, 2:09 p.m.
Wake County will notify you of school closings but you have to sign up to receive the notifications.
Dragons_lady Dec 18, 2:09 p.m.
okay okay..I get it...you hate snow and how people react to it...get over yourself already....as a parent I don't mind them letting schools out early...my child's safety matters most! as for the grocery thing..that is funny!!!!
time4real Dec 18, 1:34 p.m.
yep, wake county school system, run by buffoons, closes for rain.
at 'a boy Del!
KellyCrash Dec 18, 1:28 p.m.
So did anyone get a phone call that WCPSS was closing 1 hr early? I didn't. I was out running errands when I noticed the school zone signs around were flashing. I checked my handy dandy iphone's WRAL app. to find out. Get home. Check my caller ID. No missed calls from WCPSS. What's up? Aren't they supposed to alert parents by phone with the schools are closing early?
cbcreative2003 Dec 18, 1:05 p.m.
This is soooo frustrating! Parents that are trying to work, you get your kids to school... the mention of a flake and school closes, therefore everything in the town MUST close. It's a huge lose for everyone! I seriously would rather they just cancel in morning so I could save my gas from driving over an hour to take my kid to school!
cdtech20059 Dec 18, 11:54 a.m.
same junk stories each year when a chance of snow. i'm so tired of it. big deal do some real reporting.
fl2nc2ca2md2nc Dec 18, 11:32 a.m.
My kids will be happy to get out of school early today! Let the Christmas break begin!!! :^D
ericeric99 Dec 18, 11:30 a.m.
the funiest part is what are they going to do with the bread milk and eggs...
can you picture anyone sitting holded up in their house, power out from a downed power line eating plain bread and drinking luke warm milk? And what are you doing with eggs ??? people amaze me with there logic
monkeyboy Dec 18, 11:12 a.m.
once again, there's a chance that one person somewhere might see one snowflake, and it's CLOSE THE SCHOOLS FOR SIX WEEKS!!! STOCK UP ON BREAD AND MILK!!! PANIC!! PANIC!! PANIC!!
honestly, i'm surprised there aren't riots in the streets. and the sad part (in more ways than one) is that half the people in the triangle are from the north...
djcgriffin Dec 18, 9:57 a.m.
I love the south and our complete panic when they talk about snow :)
btw, I had to refrain from buying all of the milk and bread off of the shelf. lol
snshine62d Dec 18, 9:48 a.m.
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!!!!
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03