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Reader Implores "No More Snow Days"

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The Hillsborough BOE needs to re-evaluate how they decide what a snow day is!  Last Friday and yesterday, come on!!  It, was clear and sunny with no snow in the forecast all day.  Yes there was a little snow on the roads in the morning, so maybe a delayed start.  But since when can the buses not drive on a little bit of snow??  This is not Altanta where snow is a rarity!  Do you think every school from here up to Canada has a snow day with every snowfall?  Send the kids to school!!!  
Thomas Auzinger February 19, 2014 at 08:45 AM
I heard they were out of salt. I worked from home.
Annette Ferrazzano Henderson February 19, 2014 at 09:00 AM
If you were only talking about main, flat and straight roads that would be fine. However, when you add in the fact that part of Hillsborough has mountains, hills and one lane bridges that's a whole different story. I wouldn't want my kids riding a bus winding down the mountain on a patch of snow/ice. Would you? Plus the HS starts a lot earlier than some elementary and the middle schools. Perhaps the main roads were clear by delayed opening time but there's a lot that has to happen before the buses make their first stop.
Carmine Iovino February 19, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Perhaps the BOE shouldn't have subbed out the plowing work to the cheapest contractor and the high school parking lot might have been cleared in time. The roads were more than safe to travel and a delayed opening was sufficient.
PatchFan February 20, 2014 at 02:39 PM
Maybe the BOE is out of salt; Heard from a good source that the township has plenty.

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