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okay

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jan 4, 2010
Hawkins County Schools on a two hour delay tomorrow
Lisa

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jan 4, 2010
okay wrote:
Hawkins County Schools on a two hour delay tomorrow
Is the snow laying in Rogersville yet?
The Pool Man

Milan, TN

#3 Jan 4, 2010
No.. I think the delay is due to the cold weather.
Lisa

Knoxville, TN

#4 Jan 4, 2010
The Pool Man wrote:
No.. I think the delay is due to the cold weather.
Okay Thank you. Will you keep me informed if it does start laying, Please? Thanks.
Maybe

Briceville, TN

#5 Jan 4, 2010
What are the chances of the schools closing tomorrow?
Clinch is out

Bristol, VA

#6 Jan 4, 2010
Clinch is out tomorrow, they have no heat. My kid went to RMS last year and they had no heat for two weeks? Why does Clinch get out? Is our kids supposed to freeze. Makes alot of sense, uh?
Matlock

Plymouth, MN

#7 Jan 4, 2010
Due to cold weather. Is it going to be warmer in there by 10 AM?
Angel

Kingsport, TN

#8 Jan 4, 2010
Does anyone know if the Rogersville City School is on any delays?
Jamie

Carrollton, TX

#9 Jan 4, 2010
not that much warmer!
when

Elizabethton, TN

#10 Jan 4, 2010
Angel wrote:
Does anyone know if the Rogersville City School is on any delays?
They never change their schedule.
Tangerine

United States

#11 Jan 4, 2010
Hawkins County schools will not shut down until the very last minute. They will wait until the kids are dressed and waiting for the bus to call it off.
Jamie

Andalusia, AL

#12 Jan 4, 2010
so true!
Jan

United States

#13 Jan 4, 2010
Has anyone heard anything about schools on any delays or closed?
No Way

Kingsport, TN

#14 Jan 4, 2010
Maybe wrote:
What are the chances of the schools closing tomorrow?
Very good I would say. Anymore they seem to get off anyime there is a heavy frost or something!
student

United States

#15 Jan 4, 2010
Clinch is out wrote:
Clinch is out tomorrow, they have no heat. My kid went to RMS last year and they had no heat for two weeks? Why does Clinch get out? Is our kids supposed to freeze. Makes alot of sense, uh?
The reason Clinch is closed is because of busted water pipes at least that is what I heard.

Since: Oct 08

Kingsport, TN

#16 Jan 4, 2010
Jan wrote:
Has anyone heard anything about schools on any delays or closed?
Hawkins County is on a 2 hour delay for tomorrow. I get texts from WBIR and they sent 1 earlier this evening stating delay.
stacy

Savannah, TN

#22 Jan 5, 2010
Hawkins County is closed for Tues.
Rogersvillemom

Kingsport, TN

#23 Jan 5, 2010
On a Two Hour Delay for Wednesday... for the moment anyway if it snows more this evening may wind up closed again tomorrow. Sure the kids would love that =D

Since: Oct 08

Kingsport, TN

#24 Jan 5, 2010
Rogersvillemom wrote:
On a Two Hour Delay for Wednesday... for the moment anyway if it snows more this evening may wind up closed again tomorrow. Sure the kids would love that =D
Yeah the kids would love that but some of us mom won't..cutting in on my alone time..lol
Reader

United States

#25 Jan 5, 2010
The temperature is supposed to get to the mid-teens again tonight. It will still be that cold when the buses start running, even on a 2-hour delay.

What I think is important is not always the snow on the road, or the forecast for snow, or the rumor of snow. It is the temperature.

We Hawkins County rural residents know what the backroads are like. They are remote (otherwise, why do some buses start making pick ups at 6:40 a.m.?!?!?), lane-and-a-half roads with difficult accessibility.

My point is, if you get a school bus on these back roads and it stalls out for whatever reason (and can't run the heater), you are going to have kids at risk for hypothermia. Is it really worth the money the school system gets for every day there is a warm body in a desk somewhere? Go ahead and call off school.

Another reason: some parents have to work regular business hours. They also have little kids at home, too young to stay by themselves. Parents have to make arrangements for a babysitter if the parents have to leave for work two hours before school starts. Go ahead and call of school.

I'm not sure what time the status for Hawkins County schools was changed from "two hour delay" to "closed." I know after 11:00 p.m., last night, it was still "two hour delay." By 6:15 or so this morning, it was "closed." That's a fine time to find a babysitter who can watch your kids for two hours and, depending on where you find a sitter, either put them on the school bus or drive them to school. All this, while a parent is anxiously wondering whether they are going to make it to work themselves.

So what is the deal with the "two hour delay" with a weather forecast like we have tonight? There is a slight chance of snow but there is virtually 100% chance it is going to be dangerously cold all morning. Call off school. Ok, I feel better for having vented.

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