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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

School's out for winter

I wrote in late January that Kingston school district officials might have made their most foolish decision ever in declaring a "snow day" on a virtually snowless morning during Regents week.

Well, today has to be a close second.

Snow is falling, but the temperature is in the mid-30s and nothing is sticking to the roads. And the current forecast - despite a "winter storm watch" posted by the National Weather Service - is for nothing more harmful than a mix of rain and snow for the rest of the day with the temperature remaining above the freezing mark.

So, in other words, all that's required to close the Kingston schools during the winter is any precipitation falling from the sky. Never mind the temperature. Never mind that the roads are just wet. If it's winter and anything is dropping from the clouds, we can't possibly take the risk of sending our children - and the district's pampered teachers and administrators - to school.

And P.S. to parents in the district: The long-range forecast for the Kingston area calls for rain and snow Wednesday, snow on Thursday and lingering snow showers on Friday. In other words, start planning now for how your kids will be spending those three days, because they surely won't be sitting in their classrooms.



Blogger BillyB said...

If you are so jealous, why don't you become a teacher?

February 23, 2010 at 11:07 AM 
Blogger 12三 said...

很用心的blog,推推哦 ........................................

February 26, 2010 at 6:34 AM 

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