Thursday, April 18, 2019

Madison County Schools Closing Early

The Madison County School District issued the following statement .


Due to the potential for severe weather this afternoon, Madison County Schools will dismiss early on Thursday, April 18. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at 12:15 p.m., and high schools at 12:30 p.m. Please be safe and stay weather-aware!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shad needs to investigate this. Sounds like they’re wasting money.

Anonymous said...

School is probably the safest place they could be. Somebody wants an early start to the holiday weekend.

Anonymous said...

Why spend the time, effort, and funds to bus them to school and then bring them home? The time was probably spent talking about the weather, and not specific academic topics.

Anonymous said...

Was this decision made by the same people who hired that woman from Tennessee?

Rod Knox said...

Gaming the system comes to mind.

CPD21 said...

Sounds like they wanted the kids to make a half day to avoid having to make up a day. Typical bad behavior. Put the kids at risk (travel to and from school) so we can stay off for a long weekend. I'd get into the "In my day we didn't get off for weather", but I'm to old to remember and no one would care.

Anonymous said...

It's actually most probable that they didn't want school busses on the road when the worst of the weather hit. They could have done like JPS and Hinds Co Schools, followed the regular schedule, and had kindergarteners trapped on the road between fallen trees. Or they could have done like Rankin Co schools, and kept the kids in the hallways staring at the walls for three hours. Instead, Madison Co and Clinton had all their students home by 1:00, right before the worst of the weather hit. They were there long enough to have a 60% day, which means they won't have to make it up.

It is an almost impossible task for schools to figure out the right thing to do with often-unreliable weather predictions. Do they err on the side of protecting the kids, or err on the side of keeping the school day intact? No matter what they decide, someone is going to be pissy about it. Madison Co and Clinton got it about as close to right as any school district could get in today's situation.

Anonymous said...

Charlie ain't letting y'all trash her decision this time.

Anonymous said...

When is the makeup day for that day of closure due to the snow we didn't get two months ago? Asking for a man across the street building a snowman.

Anonymous said...

That was made up President's Day. It was good too, most teachers at my wife's school took the opportunity to teach about the duties of the Presidency.

Kingfish said...

I think everyone is terrified by what happened a few years ago in ATL when the school waited too long to release the kids and got caught by a flash winter storm where people and kids were stranded on the interstates.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a Madison County school bus on the interstate.

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