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    Too cold for school?

    Wow, really? I was watching the ticker last night, and all of the big schools-urban and suburban are closed today due to the cold, not bad weather just the cold. WHAT??????????

    People are becoming soft. I listened to the Ankeny Superintendent last night and he gave a very politically correct protect-put everyone in a plastic bubble answer. Guess what, probably 80% of the small rural schools are open today (with a typical 2 hr delay) even in northern Iowa where it is 10-15 degrees colder than Des Moines.



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    We didn't have school because it was cold enough that the buses would not start this morning.


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    Re: Too cold for school?

    have you walked longer than from your house to car? kids sit out at the bus stops and wait


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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Just do teleschool from the bar.


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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Quote Originally Posted by anticyclonic View Post
    Wow, really? I was watching the ticker last night, and all of the big schools-urban and suburban are closed today due to the cold, not bad weather just the cold. WHAT??????????

    People are becoming soft. I listened to the Ankeny Superintendent last night and he gave a very politically correct protect-put everyone in a plastic bubble answer. Guess what, probably 80% of the small rural schools are open today (with a typical 2 hr delay) even in northern Iowa where it is 10-15 degrees colder than Des Moines.
    Says the guy probably typing with frost bitten fingers!



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    When semis are stalling on the highways because of the temps, I think it is better to error on the side of caution. Imagine if that was a bus load of kids.


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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Yeah, people will complain that their kids don't have to go to school because of "a little cold", but once something bad happens, they'll do a 180 and say "well what'd you make them go to school for!" Like jay moe said, better to err on the side of caution.


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    Re: Too cold for school?

    It was cold, but my god!!!! Put on some clothes and its really not that nad


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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    have you walked longer than from your house to car? kids sit out at the bus stops and wait
    He toldly nailed this post ----^.

    Turns out, you can get froze bit if you stay out long enough, even if you were gloves and a hat.



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal&Gold11 View Post
    It was cold, but my god!!!! Put on some clothes and its really not that nad
    Cold and nad(s)............no thank you
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    Re: Too cold for school?

    My sis is a teacher in Des Moines and she said some of it may be to save money. Think about how much money it would take to heat those buildings on days like today.



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    have you walked longer than from your house to car? kids sit out at the bus stops and wait
    I think his point was that the rural schools are still having class, and even more of those kids have to wait for a bus.



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal&Gold11 View Post
    It was cold, but my god!!!! Put on some clothes and its really not that nad
    Are you ******* serious? What do you mean itís really not that bad? We are at near record lows in Central Iowa, with a lot of cities across Iowa today reaching RECORD LOWS! That means that it has never been this cold since records have been kept for weather. I would consider that beyond bad!



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    Maybe because more city kids walk to school? IDK, just guessing.



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    Re: Too cold for school?

    I bet Bo Williams went to class today.


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