January 16, 2018 7:15am CST
Our neighbors to the north in Canada have shared their horrible cold temperatures with most of the center of the United States. I know, they are suffering too. Today many schools in Kansas are closed due to the wind chill factors. The actual temperatures are below zero, and wind chills are in the teens and twenties BELOW zero F. Tomorrow we will resume school at ten in the morning. Of course, that is still better than in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma there are schools closed due to the flu. I do not think we got it from Canada. They have their own ailments, I am sure. I still think we should close the schools completely in the winter and have school through the summer. We would not have so many sick kids and staff. Be warm my friends and neighbors.
16 people like this
• United States
In Southern California I saw a district where year round school worked. The advantages were that there was less vandalism, because the schools were never vacant, and the way it worked only 3/4 of the students were at school at one time so they did not have to build more schools or add on. They ran four tracks of students. Each track attended six weeks, was off two. All students in any one family were in the same track, so they still could get in two week vacations. It seemed a well run program. They had to deal with air conditioning all the time just about.
• United States
I was near one district in California that had year round school with two weeks off every six weeks. I thought it was well thought out. Kids, some of them, just are horribly bored in the summer. It would take a while but they would get used to it.
• San Jose, California
I think closing in the winter would definitely solve some problems, but it would compound problems for the parents who have to work. Still, there needs to be a better solution. Going to school when it's that cold is hard on both students and faculty/staff.