Should Schools be closed under extreme weather conditions?

India
February 5, 2008 9:09pm CST
Children are suffering most at the time of extreme weather conditon. They are alos ill proned. When they are at school, parents cannot be cautios aboutthem and also have a tendency to expose in the extreme weather. So they are worst afftected. More over that they have to go school very early than other office people go for work. Expecially in winter it is very difficult to go such an early morning. What is your opinion?
6 responses
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Schools are closed under extreme weather conditions...or at least they are in every place I've ever lived...Do you know of a school district that DOESNT close the schools for extreme weather??
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• India
6 Feb 08
Yes schools are closed on extreme weather conditions. But what is that yardstick of extreme weather conditions. Should they be closed or remain open? If so which section of the school. Primary only or secondary and senior secondary also. These questions also may arise.Anyway Thanks a lot for your response.
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• United States
6 Feb 08
I think they should. After all, it relly isn't safe to be out in certain types of weather especially if the roads are bad and schoolbuses have to try and transport loads of screaming kids while concentrating on driving on the bad roads. That, and children are more suceptiable to getting colds and other illnesses in extreme weather. So, they should close. It's to keep everyone safe.
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• India
6 Feb 08
You are correct. Thank you for your opinion.
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@shymurl (2767)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Under extreme weather conditions I agree the school should be closed. I know right now there are a few schools closed right now because the flu has hit so hard. My daughter is out this week because of the flu. I remember when I lived in CO we were allowed so many snow days a year. If we went over those days we usually made it up at the end of the school year.
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@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I think that schools should be closed under extreme weather conditions...because I mean what if they dont close schools and the kids try and get out on the roads or whatever and they cant make it for some reason then they are stranded in the weather with no way to go or even worse...I mean I have heard of kids getting out trying to go to school in ice or whatever and they got killed...so I mean what if that were to happen...would people be able to live with their selfs if they said well if we'd have called off school then that person would have been alive!
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• United States
6 Feb 08
Safety of the children must remain a priotity-even getting them to school in horrid conditions raises the danger level...more so than leaving them at home or around flying germs.
• India
7 Feb 08
Thanks a lot for your response. Really safety should be the first priority when the case is related with students. Not only students but grown ups life is also valuable.
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• United States
7 Feb 08
of course the safety of grownups is a priority but children are under our care and watch...I have known parents who would do anything to make their kids go to school just so they we not kept home. I know that there is tremendous financial strain in this country. I know that good, affordable child care is woefully almost non-existent...but our children are our hope-our future.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
7 Feb 08
here in our country all classes are usually postponed when there's a signal number 2 storm. sometimes they would even postpone it if its only on signal number 1. if its on signal number 3 and higher, not only classes are suspended but also work (only those under the government). that's why we're kinda happy if the storm is signal number 3. ^__^;; there are cases when the students have already went to their classes and the announcement of postponement of class would come later. when that happens, the school would send all the students home.
• India
7 Feb 08
Fine that is a good idea. Thank you for your response.