To Send or Not to Send?
When I first get up in the mornings, I grab a cup of coffee and sit down at the computer before I wake the grandchildren up for school. This morning I caught a County 911 message on Facebook about a winter weather advisory. What? I jumped up to turn on the television and look outside.
Sure enough, sleet and freezing rain was falling and the news was scrolling school closing across the bottom of the screen and talking about accidents. Yikes! I watched for a minute but our school was not listed so I went to wake the kids. While trying to get them fully awake, I ran back and forth watching for a school closing. None came.
So, outside I went, to chip ice from the windshield so I could drive them to the bus stop, worrying the entire time. Surely, they will cancel instead of sending busses out on the roads! If I just didn’t send them, it would be an unexcused absence since the school makes the call on if the roads are safe or not.
Yes, they had school. The bus was nearly ten minutes late and it took them a lot longer to get to school. I know because my granddaughter was texting me with a progress report. I find it irritating that a parent is not allowed to decide if the roads are safe or not. The superintendent of schools takes a drive and makes the decision.
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