Winter has finally begun to make its presence felt in America and, according to the recent weather reports we should expect to see a lot of snow in the days to come. The most affected will be the schools which will be closed throughout the entire period of snowstorm, says News Channel.
Children have many more reasons to be happy now that the snow is setting in. According to the recent authorities’ reports, the bad weather may prevent pupils from traveling long distances in order to get to their schools. The most affected educational institution will be the North Syracuse School District because it is the most distant one.
The North Syracuse School District is usually the first to close because most of its children come from distant districts and they need to be transported by special busses. The bus drivers have three runs each and they are on the road by six a.m. Given these circumstances it is safer for children to stay home until the roads are clean again.
The acting superintendent will speak to the authorities in order to verify whether it is really necessary to close the school or not. He will most likely begin making calls around 4:20 a.m.; the first persons he will discuss with are the grounds and transportation directors who will let him know what the condition of the driveways and the parking lots is. Depending on the information he gets from the aforementioned directors, the superintendent will call the DPW for advice.
The temperature is another factor that will be taken into consideration for the closing of the schools. Most children have to wait in the bus stations for a considerable amount of time; therefore, it is recommended that they stay home when the temperature decreases below 17 degrees.
Many other schools are expected to communicate their decisions in the days to come. Liverpool is another educational institution that usually decides to stop classes during bad weather. Although teachers are sad that they will probably have to modify their curriculum, they understand that this measure was adopted to protect children.