Yesterday, the schools were open, but if you kept your children home, it was an excused absence. Today, if your children are part of the online learning program, they had to attend online courses. If your children were going to school, the school district did not excuse an absence. Considering the roads in many areas were more dangerous this morning than yesterday morning, that makes no sense.
A friend has one child doing online learning and several doing in person classes. The online child had to do lessons online. He decided the roads were too slick to go out and kept the other children home. I don’t blame him as the roads are too slick to take children to school. I wouldn’t have taken children to school today with the roads as slick as they are. I am not going to endanger children because the school system thinks the children should be in school. I am a safe driver, but I have seen how bad many drivers in the city behave on icy roads. It’s not a case of where I would risk my life or any children’s lives to get them to school.
I wish the city would have done more to address the issue as it was obvious ice was going to be a big issue this morning. Most of the ice has melted by this evening, but by morning sleet or rain has a good chance of happening which could make the streets worse than they were this morning. In that case, I would rely on how it appeared in the morning before deciding if it was safe enough to take children to school. I saw the plows out tonight although they didn’t have much to do, other than lay down salt or whatever de-icer the city sometimes uses in place of salt.