Umm...let's see maybe because we live in an area that doesn't see weather this cold often. Most of us & our children don't own coats heavy enough to protect us from the bitter cold that's predicted. I grew up in upstate New York & yes we still went to school on cold days but we had thick coat, ear muffs, scarfs, etc. things most southeastern North Carolinians do not own. My child's bus arrives at 5:45am, when the windchill is supposed to be 10 degrees. Frostbite can be obtained in as little as 30 min. So I for one applaud the schools for being proactive and protecting our children.
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