This morning we all got up at 7 am, got ready for school and were about to head out to the bus stop when I discovered a message on my cell phone.
We had a fog delay. On the fourth day of school. They delayed school on the fourth day for fog.
It was clear outside by the time I was even awake. Seriously?
I grew up in a school system with a superintendent who was a sadist when it came to cancellations and delays. School was never cancelled. Like ever. In my entire 12 year public school career with this school system, we had maybe three delays and two cancellations. In TWELVE YEARS. And trust me, it snowed and was foggy. Often. We lived in an area badly affected by lake effect snow, but school was never cancelled. We lived in an area with lots of hills and swampland (it’s completely flat here). The fog could be very dense. School was never delayed or cancelled. You just drove slower. Sometimes you were late to school. Sometimes your bus was late getting you.
It just boggles my mind how often my local school system cancels or delays school. We have several cancellations and countless delays per YEAR here vs. the less than five delays/cancellations we had in 12 years at my childhood school district. I know times have changed and people are more aware of possible lawsuits or child endangerment, but COME ON. Are our children made of glass? Can no one drive in snow or fog anymore?
I don’t get it.