What You Said: Do schools call too many snow days?

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jan 17, 2018

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Have the children been to school at all in 2018?

Or does it just seem that January has been one big snow day so far?

What with the single-digit cold temperatures and the daylong snowfalls, January has meant days off school and two-hour delays. A kid's January dream come true.

The What You Said staff was wondering if if schools have gotten a little easy about days off for weather.

Of course, it's been a while since we were in school. In fact, we were reminiscing that, back in our day, we actually walked to school in 20-foot high snowdrifts, uphill both ways, in bare feet.

We understand that times have changed. Schools need to keep their students safety first in mind, and there's no point in needlessly risking injuries.

Still, we'd like to know what you think.

Are schools too quick to call off for bad weather? Or do they usually make the right decision on what can be a very tough call?

So our What You Said question this week is: Should schools be more selective about declaring days off for bad weather?

Please share your opinions with us, and we'll publish some of the most interesting and representative in our What You Said feature later this week.

There are a few ways you can share your thoughts:

You can share your written thoughts, a video file, an audio file or simply a tweet or Facebook comment.

There are just some basic ground rules:

  1. Keep it clean.
  2. Keep it civil.
  3. Keep it real.

That's about it. We'll publish What You Said later this week.

You can also go to our Feedback Friday page and share your thoughts there on the issues of the day.