They have school today!!!!
For the first time in all of February!
Saturday there was a bio diesel spill near the high school & the emergency warning system said the area would be blocked off for clean up but I guess they got it all cleaned yesterday.
It might snow today but the chances of it are diminishing, so maybe there might be school TOMORROW as well!!!
Dare I even hope that there might a …a….FULL WEEK of school?!?! The first FULL WEEK of school in all of 2010 so far??
The make up days for the two weeks off are today, March 12 and June 9. Yes, they missed 10 days of school and they only have to make up 3 of them. This is because days 1-2 were ‘built in’. Days 3-5 are what I have mentioned and days 6-10 are ‘banked days’. I don’t know what banked days are but apparently the school system has figured out a way to actually save time from one year to another.
The next time we miss school we lose a day of Spring break, then add another day to the end of the year, repeat.
And we will miss more school. Our county mostly misses school due to flooding, not snow. Over 5 feet of snow have fallen in the area. The ground was still saturated from the 2 feet in December. There is no place for this snow to go and if we should get 2-3 days in the upper 40s we are in trouble. Even if it melts slowly we are still in trouble. We had a big blizzard hit in Jan 1996. It dumped 2 feet of snow on the ground. In early April of that year most of the bridges in the county washed away in extreme flooding, including major ones on the main road. Those major ones were rebuild at a significant height so they are probably fine but all the rest were rebuilt on the old spots. Half the county could be cut off. I’m ok where I live, but many of the area roads are next to streams & creeks and in low lying areas.
When the spring thaw hits the mountains it is going to be very problematic around here.