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I think keeping school open was a good call. I was concerned about my children of course but they would never go to school if we canceled school everytime we got a little rain. I paid attention to the weather and what was going on and know the area around my childrens school.Fortunately I know thier bus driver very well and know she would never attempt a dangerous crossing. If I did not know the bus driver or the staff at thier school I would have been a little more concerned. With that said, I do not blame anyone who kept thier kids home.
I do think VISD needs to pay more attention to what is going on in the smaller schools out in the county.Last year when it snowed some of the roads in the county were in very bad shape while the streets in the city of Victoria were fine. While the snow was melting in Victoria the rural roads were icing up and very dangerous. And I did pick my children up early then and would again if I thought they were in a dangerous situation.
I disagree. There are a lot of children that would have been at home by themselves due to parents working. I think that in bad weather, they were safer at school.
Bottom line never predict Mother nature. If a storm is coming in as this one was. personaly I think schools should close. So parents dont have to worrie about there children. Class shouldnt have stayed open if they knew bad weather was on the way. Once again VISD makes a poor desision in my eyes more ways than one. Victoria roads flood fast, and parents panic only causeing more problems.