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Pointless delays

By: Alex Coleman [Ads Editor] @AlexColeman831

It’s blowing outside, the temperature is negative something or other, and the wind chill is so cold we might as well live in Antarctica. Schools cancel one day, but when the next day isn’t much better they don’t cancel, they simply call for a two hour delay. A two hour delay, for MHS students at least, means messed up schedules. From first block, to third, to second, to fourth, what is the method to this madness?

If it’s cold enough outside to even consider a two hour delay or a cancellation, schools should just forget the two hour time lapse and just go for the cancellation. Is it really going to warm up or get any better outside two hours from the normal start time? When it’s snowing outside, two hour delays make a bit more sense, the delay allows the plows to get out into the streets and clear it up enough for school buses and students to drive. However, when the school delays just for cold weather, what really is the point?

There’s always the argument that at least with the delay students can come in and at least have a short day of school. With the jacked up schedule, the frigid temperatures of the hallway, and the people who slept in and have an extra dose of energy, students are less likely to study during the delay. Also, the class times are shortened to such a small expanse of time, that students brains are already having a harder time focusing, how are they expected to learn a whole lesson in half the time?

A good amount of students would agree, just cancel school and put us all out of our misery. Two hour delays are pointless and unnecessary, so lets get rid of them as a whole, and either suck it up and come to school a full day, or cancel when we really need to.

KCRG's online listing of local cancellations.
KCRG’s online listing of local cancellations.
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