Quantcast

Snow and schools

Published January 15, 2013 1:01 am
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

If the Salt Lake City School District wouldn't declare last Friday a snow day, when would it ever do so? School buses wouldn't start, children were standing in snowdrifts, the driving wasn't safe, sidewalks and streets in front of schools weren't cleared, and yet children were still supposed to show up on time.

I don't know whether any students, faculty or staff were injured getting to school, but I'll bet more than a few spent the weekend home sick.

It's ironic that the school district might have armed guards in the name of student safety, but the district can't take the most basic safety-related step of canceling classes on a day like last Friday.

John Pace

Salt Lake City

USER COMMENTS
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus