Does this happen everywhere?

jeff_t Posted By jeff_t, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:05 AM

  1. Danno77

    Danno77
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    Seems like around -20F (with WC) is the magic number for cancellations in the schools that I work in and around. That matches what I remember from my school days, but I graduated from HS just over 15 years ago, not 100 years like some of youz guyz
     
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  2. Hearth Mistress

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    Careful there Danno, respect your elders (class of 1991) ==c

    I'd be lost without their life experience here ;)
     
  3. begreen

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    The only time they cancelled school for us was when the horse hooves started freezing to the ground.
     
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  4. jeff_t

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    I remember the one time the boiler went down when I was in elementary school. We sat in our coats until they figured out what to do. Then the buses came and took us to another school where we all packed into other classrooms.
     
  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
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    I walked 7 miles up hill to and from school with no shoes during the ice age.
     
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  6. Retired Guy

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    Used to work in a school that would close at -20F. We closed a few times in the '70s. Kids would get too cold at bus stops when the buses were late.
     
  7. firefighterjake

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    I went to school from Kindergarden to my senior year in the same school building . . . granted it had three wings for the elementary, junior high and high school . . . but it was all in the same building. ;)
     
  8. tfdchief

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    Yeah, but you are old as the hills, they don't use horses anymore;lol
     
  9. tfdchief

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    Class of 91?......Holy crap, I graduated from college in 1970. I must be one of those "I'd be lost without their life experience here ;)" people you are talking about. And you are assuming we actually learned something from those "life experiences" ;lol
     
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