When If Ever Should Schools Close Because Of Weather?

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Hello Boss Profile
Hello Boss answered
Schools should close when the weather is too dangerous for the school bus to be on the road, and the conditions are too dangerous for the students to be out in.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
In the USA, many school districts have certain guidelines as to when schools will be closed.  They can include, but are not limited to, the following factors:

Actual temperature
"Wind Chill" temperature
Wind speed
Amount of snowfall currently on the ground
Street conditions (icy or not)
Local Weather Bureau advisories

In Iowa, where I'm from, the local school district Superintendent would make that daily decision, based on careful examination of the above information.
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That would probably be one of the best things that ever happened to me :)
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Anonymous answered
Schools need to close if not enough staff can get in to satisfy health and safety requirements or if it is too dangerous for staff or pupils to venture on to the campus.
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Michelle Phy answered
Anytime the school or parents think its in the best interest of the childs safety. Better safe than wrong.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Weather is a fickle thing, where I live, it can literally change in minutes. We get snowfall at times that pales in comparison to what the lower 48 gets. Where some places literally gets 6 inches, we will get about 18 inches before the schools are closed. Kids went to school at -40 last winter, but, I know they don't go outside in those temperatures. I do not recommend this if the parents aren't able to drive the kids to school and pick them up after that. If you live in a half mile of the school you walk your kids to school or they walk themselves. They closed the schools though, after two days of the temperatures, and the weather forecast said that it wasn't going to east up.
We have warmer temperatures that will keep you home too, because we get a weather system that goes through at times, called a chinook. This is when the temperatures get up into the 40's the snow turns to ice, and the wind blows in gusts sometimes up to 90 miles an hour, with steady winds in the 50's. The hazard is the icy roads, no traction, and falling objects, or objects flying around in the air already. Up here, kids still go to school at -20, no matter how long the forecast is that low.
Good excuses up here for getting out of being tardy, moose in the path between you and the school. That happens quite a bit too. Lol Hope this brought some enlightenment, as much as it was fun for me to tell you about it. This is Alaska in the winter. Summer is so much nicer, no snow where we are. Lol

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