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12 Responses to “Do the two-hour delays for schools create hardships for your family?”

  1. JP

    No, I would much rather have my child safe then sorry. I do, however, wish they could make the decision alittle quicker. Waiting until the last minute to call a closing or delay is what causes parents to scramble in a already hectic morning.

  2. carol thomas

    A dusting in one place can mean a lot more some where else. the roads are inspected every day if there is a need. bus kids spend a lot of time on those busses. some are on the bus at 6:15 am dark in the winter and arrive for school by 8:00 .if problems accure they may be there a lot longer. mine get on between 6:30 and 6:45 most of the time in the winter other times the bus is there the same time every day. it is nice just to walk to school , but most don’t have the that choice.

  3. JT

    How do delays benefit teachers and administrators?

    What would you suggest as an alternative to a 2 hour delay? I’m sure you would be the same person who would say the schools aren’t looking out for our children if several of them were killed because of a bus accident due to driving conditions.

  4. Chris

    Yes. While delay’s are better than closing, the schools seem to think every time there is a dusting of snow they need a 2 hour delay.

  5. carol thomas

    You get out and drive the roads the buses have to run. townships and county. in the dark and 5 in the morning. school personal do they and know if the buses can get through and if the kids will be safe to be out in the weather. some of these roads don’t see plows till it gets light. i would like to see a later start in the winted. and drop days off. for silly things .durring the school year. the safty of the youth is more important thanwhat they might have lost in learning.

  6. Fred S.

    Yes. Student don’t learn as well when they’re not in school. And in single-parent households and those where both parents work, it is very tough. Workers must hope for and depend on patient bosses and co-workers when they miss hours due to school delays. However, for both students and working parents, delays are better than closing school altogether.

    Given the harsh winter weather and predictable disruptions, I’d like to see fewer scheduled school closings. Why must Mount Vernon schools have a teacher workday in January (Jan. 15)? Why not hold school on Presidents Day and MLK? With weather alone, our students are very unlikely to have 5-day school weeks during the winter months. Scheduling more off days in January and February seems counterproductive to learning.

  7. Squirrely

    Delays do not create a hardship for me, but I do think these continuous delays reduce valuable classroom time. Most of the time these delays benefit the teachers and administrators more than the school students. I think they should be stopped altogether!

  8. DWH

    I think they are a good thing. I think though that they need to be called earlier so as to give the parents time to plan. If the roads could be bad, call in a delay. Better safe then sorry.

  9. mike wazauski

    Nope, it does free the road from buses (having to stop for pick-ups) and other school related traffic so I can get to work with a little extra time to spare…

  10. Elizabeth Smith

    It adds a little less hurry and stress on a busy school morning.
    Its a welcome little break in our home.