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Old 02-22-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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Just got the call, at nearly 9pm on a Sunday night - 2 hour delay with the caveat of re-evaluating the roads and sidewalks tomorrow morning to see if the schools can open at all.

I have to vent here. If you can't get your schools cleared off and throw some salt, when it was nearly 50 degrees today and the roads aren't just clear, but actually DRY, then I have to ask who in the world is running this show?

Again, nearly the same latitude as Kansas City here folks. This isn't Atlanta....

Unbelievable. I'm really growing tired of the Loudoun County school system in general, to be honest, for several reasons.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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What are the other reasons?
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Let the kids have fun
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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The only school system around here that isn't wussified is Arlington. Thinking of moving there
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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Which verse do you want? Gravel roads that haven't been treated or plowed, snow melt that will refreeze overnight, neighborhood sidewalks that haven't been cleared forcing walkers to walk in the road. It's the same song every year.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Drove by a couple pwc schools and lots were not touched today. Should have cleared them in the morning to let the sun dry the pavement. Every business was open today let alone to prepare for a normal opening tomorrow. Somebody does have to make it a priority to work on the weekends at schools. They can take their comp time during the summer months. I agree it's ridiculous to schedule again for a two hour delay. Start time (middle schools) of 10am and end at 245.

Purpose behind a delay is to get more sunlight and let weather conditions improve; neither if which is schedule to tomorrow. I'm betting that two hours is needed to shovel out all the parking lots. If it pans out that only 85% of students can go at regular time, that's acceptable vs. Everyone delay or cancel.

Schools up north don't cancel during deer hunting season; they continue on with only 75% of the students.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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this is when I get REALLY sad the Austin move didn't happen...
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:29 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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They never would have actually closed IMO, they just put that caveat in there about "reevaluating" to cover their asses if something goes wrong.

Prince William and Loudoun I think have the most snow days built into the schedule which is why I don't think they think twice about cancelling classes.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Walked my dog last night at about 10:30 PM. Walked by Lowes Island Elementary in Sterling. It was pretty dangerous. The sidewalk was cleared during the day but with huge snow banks on the sidewalk. The melted snow with no where to go was starting to freeze and it was very slippery in places. I let my dog lead me and where she slipped I just walked on the snow.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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Even if things look okay in Sterling, Ashburn, etc., Loudoun stretches pretty far west, and it's usually out there that there are more issues with higher amounts of snow, more ice, more remote areas, etc.
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