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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:45 AM   #133
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Originally Posted by High Center Hancho View Post
When temps get cold they should close schools, exposure is very dangerous. Now throw in a child who doesn't have the ability to recognize symptoms of exposure, added with many families that cannot afford good cold weather gear, i.e., coats, hats, boots and gloves. Every year at work we do a coat drive for needy families, and we never have leftovers.

I can remember school closing twice for cold temps when I was younger. You cannot base arguments for or against closing schools by using an adult standard. Using history as a lesson, the criteria for closing schools have changed. And to me it hasn't gone so far to call it pussification and it is always better to side on caution than error when dealing with peoples children. However saying that, all the safety stops that have evolved over the years it is nothing short of a miracle that any of us survived our childhood.

As far as your contractor, tell him to get his big boy pants on. He is an adult, not a child...the rules are different.

Speaking of which shouldn’t you be working or did you take a snow day too?
I couldn't believe the contractor, it was unreal. I thought the dude was going to break down and cry.

I don't mind erring on the side of caution, I just think our side of caution has gotten a bit absord.

The day they closed schools air temps were still in the positive side of things, there was some wind chill, but nothing to close school over IMO.

I remember two days we had school closed due to temperature, I was in 7th grade or so, I spent the day ice fishing.....sitting outside all day instead of going to school
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