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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2020, 05:48:13 PM »

So it turns out it only takes 13 deaths and 70 cases from an outbreak to cancel all classes.

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2020, 10:51:10 PM »

Why would fog affect whether school is in session at all?

I can't speak for how the urban districts are affected by fog in Ohio, but here in the rural north central part of the state there are a lot of narrow township roads out in the boonies where the pavement is only one lane wide with a little bit of gravel berm on either side that allow for passing of opposing traffic. Driving those roads in low visibility can be dicey in any vehicle, much less a school bus.
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2020, 01:16:20 PM »

Why would fog affect whether school is in session at all?

I can't speak for how the urban districts are affected by fog in Ohio, but here in the rural north central part of the state there are a lot of narrow township roads out in the boonies where the pavement is only one lane wide with a little bit of gravel berm on either side that allow for passing of opposing traffic. Driving those roads in low visibility can be dicey in any vehicle, much less a school bus.
Good point.  I wasn't thinking about rural areas... more like urban/suburban roads with clearly marked lanes and speed limits around 30.
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2020, 03:52:32 PM »

Yeah, I guess kids in rural areas have to go to school too!
I can think of several areas in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier where heavy fog might be problematic.
Not too much in the immediate Rochester area, though, except maybe parts of Irondequoit and some of the hillier areas to the south.

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2020, 01:46:01 AM »

In Florida and coastal Georgia, school buses just stick strobe beacons on top so they can be seen in the fog, and they run them whether there's fog or not.

I never saw that on any school buses on Long Island. You'd think they'd grab those in a heartbeat.



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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2020, 12:42:36 PM »

I know this is a weather-related thread, but we're probably all thinking about the thread title in the context of coronavirus at this point.

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2020, 12:58:46 PM »

I know this is a weather-related thread, but we're probably all thinking about the thread title in the context of coronavirus at this point.

That probably ought to be a different thread or stick to the existing one for Coronavirus...at least that’s my two cents.
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2020, 11:25:58 AM »

2 feet to cancel classes? Most everywhere in WI they close on a whim now.  The map seems more appropriate historically - now tort laws and liability insurance have made school districts paranoid.  Nowadays schools in most 2'+ zones on this map close due to any amount over 4-5 inches.  Weather advisories are issued in the same areas (depending on definition) for lower amounts.  In WI - 1-3 is enough for a weather advisory these days.

Keep this thread focused on weather related closures, there is a separate thread for Coronavirus
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2020, 09:16:46 AM »

2 feet to cancel classes? Most everywhere in WI they close on a whim now.  The map seems more appropriate historically - now tort laws and liability insurance have made school districts paranoid.  Nowadays schools in most 2'+ zones on this map close due to any amount over 4-5 inches.  Weather advisories are issued in the same areas (depending on definition) for lower amounts.  In WI - 1-3 is enough for a weather advisory these days.

Historically, kids generally walked to school and school districts covered less area. Also, budget cuts at the road commission level leads to it taking longer for roads to be cleared
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2020, 05:39:03 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/

Now, people losing power might be a problem.

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2020, 05:50:24 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/

Now, people losing power might be a problem.

It's a good idea. If a large-scale power outage hits the town/city/school system in question then they can punt the day, along with giving an excused absence to anyone out due to a minor outage if they do have a school-from-home day.

As long as schools don't use that option as an excuse to have 20 school-from-home days just because it's raining all day or something equally dumb that shouldn't ever cancel school.
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2020, 08:23:58 AM »

In general school is cancelled for weather much easier now than when I was a kid.  That's a good thing.
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2020, 12:08:32 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/

Now, people losing power might be a problem.

What have kids been doing these days if their families don't have internet?
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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2020, 12:25:24 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/
Now, people losing power might be a problem.
What have kids been doing these days if their families don't have internet?

Depends what age of kids we're talking: I-phones? Drugs?

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2020, 12:57:53 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/

Now, people losing power might be a problem.

What have kids been doing these days if their families don't have internet?
I'm pretty sure that over 99% of the kids at my school have internet, but I'm sure it's different elsewhere.

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2020, 01:10:55 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/

Now, people losing power might be a problem.

What have kids been doing these days if their families don't have internet?
I'm pretty sure that over 99% of the kids at my school have internet, but I'm sure it's different elsewhere.
My district has been providing mobile hotspots for this purpose, but it's so restricted that it's hard to do anything with it. For example: half a GB/DAY, social media and most YT videos are restricted.. so when my online classes have to do with searching stuff on the internet, that's a shot in the foot.

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Re: How easy is/was it for school to be cancelled?
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2020, 01:13:25 PM »

Rhode Island said that snow days might no longer happen because apparently remote learning there was a success (compared to Massachusetts, where remote learning was a disaster).

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/snow-days-rhode-island-virtual-learning-coronavirus-school/

Now, people losing power might be a problem.

What have kids been doing these days if their families don't have internet?
I'm pretty sure that over 99% of the kids at my school have internet, but I'm sure it's different elsewhere.
My district has been providing mobile hotspots for this purpose, but it's so restricted that it's hard to do anything with it. For example: half a GB/DAY, social media and most YT videos are restricted.. so when my online classes have to do with searching stuff on the internet, that's a shot in the foot.

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