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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    That's understandable when there's a blizzard expected.
    Yeah, that should be a no brainer. Out here on the plains though, we get "blizzard-like" conditions quite a bit. High winds with a little bit of snow makes for very poor visibility and lots of drifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Yeah, that should be a no brainer. Out here on the plains though, we get "blizzard-like" conditions quite a bit. High winds with a little bit of snow makes for very poor visibility and lots of drifting.

    Yeah. I can see where that would be a tough call sometimes.
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    Our schools have been canceled every day in the SE part of the state too. The main roads are clear as can be. I think the problem is usually backroads. I lived on a backroad my whole life until college, and our roads continued to be horrible for days, especially if the temperatures didn't allow for any melting. Most people have no clue why school is being called so much. That's the answer, at least around my area.

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    Living in Cincinnati drives me nuts for about 2 or 3 days of the year, and those are the days that it snows. I grew up just a couple hours north of Cincy where they a decent amount more of snow than here, and people seem to go about their normal activities without flooding the grocery store and panicking. In Cincinnati they can call for 2 inches of snow and it's mayhem. Unbelievable.

    Everyone at work yesterday was asking me if I was going to come in today, that really made me laugh.

    The worst was this past Monday when we got a dusting of snow, literally about a quarter inch of snow, and I was listening to 700 while coming in to work and they rattled off all kinds of school closings. I looked at the road I was driving on and it was wet. No snow, no ice, just water on the road, but apparently the dusting of white stuff in the grass can kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs23 View Post
    Living in Cincinnati drives me nuts for about 2 or 3 days of the year, and those are the days that it snows. I grew up just a couple hours north of Cincy where they a decent amount more of snow than here, and people seem to go about their normal activities without flooding the grocery store and panicking. In Cincinnati they can call for 2 inches of snow and it's mayhem. Unbelievable.

    Everyone at work yesterday was asking me if I was going to come in today, that really made me laugh.

    The worst was this past Monday when we got a dusting of snow, literally about a quarter inch of snow, and I was listening to 700 while coming in to work and they rattled off all kinds of school closings. I looked at the road I was driving on and it was wet. No snow, no ice, just water on the road, but apparently the dusting of white stuff in the grass can kill you.
    People at where I work are leaving right and left or didn't come in at all. I live 20 minutes away so I guess I'm staying.
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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    When I lived in Asheville, NC, the big tough guys with their huge trucks used to be the first to call in to work to say they couldn't make it because of the snow. I got a kick out of that.
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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Mid west got pretty hammered today. My town got about 4 inches or so. Judging by the school closings and work delays it seems like 1/2 of Illinois stayed home. Of course 4 inches is a decent amount.
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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Quote Originally Posted by ABEsolutely View Post
    Most people have no clue why school is being called so much.
    Two words: litigious society. Wrapped up in all the flowery talk about caring for students and staff is a very real fear that a school system will be sued if something tragic happens. When I taught for Columbus Public Schools there were frequent lawsuits against the district over any little thing you can think of. Most of them came to nothing, but they still cost money to defend. It's a sad but true reality.

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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Two words: litigious society. Wrapped up in all the flowery talk about caring for students and staff is a very real fear that a school system will be sued if something tragic happens. When I taught for Columbus Public Schools there were frequent lawsuits against the district over any little thing you can think of. Most of them came to nothing, but they still cost money to defend. It's a sad but true reality.
    I can buy that. I can see why a school wouldn't want to take any chances that a bus might slide off the road.

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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Two words: litigious society. Wrapped up in all the flowery talk about caring for students and staff is a very real fear that a school system will be sued if something tragic happens. When I taught for Columbus Public Schools there were frequent lawsuits against the district over any little thing you can think of. Most of them came to nothing, but they still cost money to defend. It's a sad but true reality.

    Yep. We're friends with the local superintendent and this is precisely why. Any bus slides off the road, any kid slips and falls walking to the bus stop, *anything* weather related where a case can be made showing the district was negligent in not thinking and preventing of all the hazards, they are slapped with a lawsuit. And it takes public dollars to defend. Cheaper to call off school.

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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    I was told that in 2 years, most districts (maybe all of Ohio?) will no longer have "calamity days" built in to their calendars. Thus, every day off will have to be made up. You may see fewer snow days then.
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    Yeah, We've got 5-5 1/2 inches here in Oxford, and it's still comin' down.

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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I was told that in 2 years, most districts (maybe all of Ohio?) will no longer have "calamity days" built in to their calendars. Thus, every day off will have to be made up. You may see fewer snow days then.

    I thought they already did?
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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Schools in the Oklahoma City area were canceled for the rest of the week because of wind chills being single digits and below. No snow or any kind of precip.

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    Re: Cincinnati reaction to snow

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I was told that in 2 years, most districts (maybe all of Ohio?) will no longer have "calamity days" built in to their calendars. Thus, every day off will have to be made up. You may see fewer snow days then.
    It's easy to make up days where we live since the school week only runs Tuesday-Friday. That leaves every Monday as a potential make-up date if necessary.


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