Schools closing at lunchtime today

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There is an EARLY DISMISSAL during school lunchtimes today, January 29, 2010, for schools in: Cobequid family of schools (Colchester County); Celtic family of schools (Pictou County); and Nova family of schools (East Hants and South Colchester counties). As announced this morning, all schools in the Chignecto family of schools (Cumberland County) were closed for the whole day.

Geographic location: Colchester County, Pictou County, East Hants South Colchester Chignecto Cumberland County

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  • Stacey
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    Well as they always state they follow the weather forecast as part of their decision making. Not sure what forecast they were watching but high winds and blowing snow were called for today hmm better luck next time and maybe install the weather eye on their lap top computers for further assistance.

  • Moi
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    ummmm...it's also a no brainer to keep your kid OFF of the bus and stay home if you don't agree with the decision. YOU put your child in just as much danger by putting them on the bus. No one said they have to go.

  • Bill
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    I am a parent furious at CCRSB today!! There is no way students should have been put on buses today! At 5:20am this morning there was steady snow, roads were not plowed, at 6:30am the same, when I went to work and dropped off my child the school the schools driveway was not plowed cars were having trouble in it, sidewalks to the school were not plowed, even the provincial transporation dept website was showing passable with caution warnings at 7:00am!!
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This comment has been edited by the moderator.

  • Mommy23
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    As a parent of a young school child, I wonder what was more important in the decision to not cancel schools this morning. Was it the safety of my child or the inconvenience of rescheduling the last exams for the older children?

    The weather was bad and was forcasted to only get worse. The roads were not plowed and extremely slippery.

    This wasn't a situation of worrying about calling too many storm days...some of us have not had any and it's the end of January.

    Now, at least one bus has gone off the road and we all fear for the safety of our kids.

    Please don't gamble with my child's life because it causes some administerial issues!

  • Mary
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Although calling storm days is a dammed if you don't and dammed if you don't scenario, really with the snow still coming down at 6:30 and the warning of winds of up to 70km wasn't this a no-brainer!!!!!

  • Parents make the Call
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    If parents are concerned about the safety of their children, they have every right to not send them to school due to the weather. Just because the buses are running, doesn't mean the children need to be on them. As a parent, I have the right to 'not' send them for their safety, which is what I did.

  • Jon
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Can't seem to get things right.....

  • Steph
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    I'd like to know what window the School Board was looking out this morning, cause I know at 6am it was pretty nasty out there...like someone said earlier a no brainer!!

  • confused
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    were the schools closed at noon as stated on the radio or closed during school lunchtimes today

  • Christopher
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Someone should apologize to the parents of all the children who were sent off to school this morning in what clearly promised to be serious and hazardous driving conditions. Hopefully no students are killed as a result of this grievous error in judgement by someone in charge. Whoever that was should apologize and learn from this mistake. Believe it or not it is better to err on the side of caution in these matters.

  • Onus
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Come on parents, step up and take some of the responsibility. The school board just said they would keep schools open and run the buses. It was YOUR choice to send YOUR child.

    I am sure you would whine just the same if they said schools would be open but it was your responsiblity to get your children there.

    I am sure you would whine just the same if they cancelled school and the sun ended up coming out.

    Some people should just not have children when they can't even take responsiblity for thier own decision making!

  • Aurora
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Snowfall warnings were not issued by Enviornment Canada until 11 am this morning, which is why I would expect the school day started as usual in Colchester County.

    @Christopher Someone should apologize to the parents of all the children who were sent off to school this morning....

    The school board decided it was okay at 7-8 am to keep schools open and use buses -- and every single parent in colchester county who put their kid on a bus this morning must also have felt the same way (or they would have kept them home).

    The school board is just an organization. When you have a concern for your child's safety, start making these decisions for youself, regardless of what CCRSB says at 7am.