Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cold Day?

While my friends in southwest Pennsylvania and other points north have been having snow days or delays, we in Calcasieu Parish, LA had a "cold day" today. Yes, the kids were off school. Usually only happens for hurricanes. The temperature dipped down somewhere in the 20s last night. Today it is hovering around 30. Yes, it is cold. The superintendent of the school district based his decision on the thousands of kids in the area who either walk to school or wait outside for buses. 20 degrees might not be an extremely dangerous temperature, except that some folks here just won't dress for the weather in winter. I've witnessed it myself. It might be in the 30s or 40s, and I see kids walking home from school in shorts and short sleeves. No jacket. So he has a point. I don't know if they don't own coats. If they're not in the habit. Or if they just don't get cold. Fortunately, the forecast says it will be back to 60 by next Thursday.

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

Hi Angie,
My PA-reared husband couldn't decide if he should laugh or cry over the schools being closed because it was "too cold." I really did find it amusing myself. However, I am like you in that I see the kids waiting for the bus in the morning when I walk. Some appear to only own a hoodie...that's all I ever see them wear on the coldest of mornings.

Hope you and your young men enjoyed your "almost could have snowed" day. My kids did not get to have the day off. :)

Anonymous said...

I think they did it just to save money on heating schools, gas for buses, etc. ... pretty lame!