On my way to school this morning around 6:10 AM, I heard on the radio that several school systems in the state were closed due to flooding. Well, we knew there would be something that happened. The particular county in which I teach, which wasn't closed, had recordings of 7-9 inches since Thursday.
That is, we weren't closed. We were delayed. Something which I discovered pulling into the parking lot at 6:35 AM. The parents who had already dropped of their kids or kids who had already driven to school, found this out as well. The delay was for 90 minutes initially which was doable. We just put the kids (200 or so of them) in the commons area (cafeteria) and let them hang out. Then the word came we were delayed for two hours....and then at 8:30AM we find out that school has been canceled. What did we do with the kids? That's a story I don't care to repeat. The decision on how to handle that was not a good one and quite frankly I hope the school board gets overloaded with phone calls. To cancel school so late in the morning when you've got kids milling around already whose parents have already left for work. Hopefully, the lower grades, whose schools hadn't started yet anyway, were able to get the word to parents beforehand.
It was just a nightmare, but with roads washed out all over the county and the schools themselves flooded through, I don't see what other decision they could make, but they should have made it sooner than they did.
So now I'm home, in the rain, wondering if the system will have us make up this day or just take a snow day for it. I'm wondering also if they'll cancel tomorrow or relocate schools to local churches since the rain is still coming in and the bridges can't be rebuilt or schools dried out in a day with the additional rain still to come.
I triple dog dare those cucumbers to go bitter, now.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
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