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On 1 Mar 2018 at 4:52pm Tim wrote:
... were schools closed today? I walked past Chailey School at 11:00 today and one poor boy who had turned up was kicking his heels waiting to be picked up by his parents. That lad deserves a medal. The Headteacher and others involved in the decision making should hang their heads in shame.
On 1 Mar 2018 at 5:01pm Tom wrote:
That lad's parents hadn't looked at the school website. Thank you and goodnight.
On 1 Mar 2018 at 5:25pm Tom (the other one) wrote:
Same in Lewes. My sons school had reduced hours today as they were concerned their staff wouldn't be able to get home. On another note everyone else outside of education still turned up for their regular 9-5
On 1 Mar 2018 at 5:29pm Tim wrote:
@Tom, do you have to check a school's website every single day then to see if they are going to open?
On 1 Mar 2018 at 6:30pm Quillpen wrote:
Do I have to have access to the internet to send my child to school?
On 1 Mar 2018 at 6:35pm Timmyplease wrote:
Yes tim when itís been snowing all week and schools are closed on and off all over the country itís probably worth while this weather is happening to check on the website to see if itís open . Thatís what there for is it not ?
On 1 Mar 2018 at 6:40pm Quimteltimtom wrote:
On 1 Mar 2018 at 6:55pm Towney wrote:
We live in a greed driven compensation culture. Everyone wants to sue everyone just like our cousins across the pond.
The slightest injury whether caused by a snowball or slightly icy pavement will result in a compensation claim.
That's why the schools are closed.
On 1 Mar 2018 at 7:01pm Malling Woman wrote:
Apparently Chailey decided to open today and then sent everyone home at break time.
On 1 Mar 2018 at 7:22pm Parent wrote:
No idea why the Lewes schools were closed today. I easily got to work in Brighton (on time) and was joined by people who live across the county. Nobody failed to get to work except for a couple of people who had to stay at home and look after their kids because the schools were closed.
On 1 Mar 2018 at 11:11pm Curious wrote:
Climate change, repeat~ climate change. It's your fault the weather is so bad. Snow was unknown in England before the global warming that you caused. It's a disaster, pay your carbon taxes and everything will be wonderful again. 101%of scientists agree.
On 2 Mar 2018 at 6:02pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Last night I watched an archive programme about the big freeze of 1963: when it snowed heavily from Boxing Day 1962, and we had sub-zero temperatures until March. I vaugely remember it, a a small boy having fun in the snow.
It was horrendous. But the buses and trains mostly kept running, there were no power cuts or shortages in the shops; and my father drove to work on various shifts at Gatwick. He carried a shovel, and in those days motorists helped each other out. Of course, there was much less traffic on the roads then.
Which brings me on the subject of schools. Why cannot they insist of having a few key staff living locally, so that the schools can open for those pupils who can walk there? It would save a lot on child care costs for modern parents who go out to work.
On 2 Mar 2018 at 6:12pm Bob wrote:
@Sussex Jim, or do as I have just seen on the news, walk 10 miles in the blizzard like the Junior Doctor working in A&E at Exeter. It never crossed his mind to call in a "snow day". My faith is beginning to be restored.
On 3 Mar 2018 at 3:03pm Pearlie wrote:
It's a mystery to me why any of them had to close, I teach in Shoreham/Portslade area, been to school and back to Lewes every day. Bit late Tuesday. A later start would have been good on Tuesday.
On 4 Mar 2018 at 2:56pm bored wrote:
What about if when Tim walked past Chailey school at 3pm he found that 9 inches of snow had fallen, parents couldn't get to school as roads were gridlocked, teachers couldn't get away from school to their homes? Still the wrong decision to close the school?

If anyone on here who wants schools to always stay open can predict exactly which roads will become unusable due to snow and when then I'm sure the headteachers etc would be willing to open based on that schedule.

Alternatively we can ban cars and tell everyone they must live within 500 metres of their school?

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