February 13, 2007

Ooh, I Know!

Someone found this blog today by Googling for "why didn't baltimore county closed [sic] schools today" -- there's snow on the ground, and everyone around here is terrified of snow, plus the forecast calls for ice. (The search turned up this post, which should have been useful since it links to the school-closing info page.) I can answer that question; my wife, who used to work for the school system, explained it to me. Since the icestorm is supposed to come in the afternoon, the schools just closed early rather than using up a snow day; if the kids eat lunch, it counts as a school day (if they close too many times, they have to make up days at the end of the year).

Posted by John Tabin at February 13, 2007 12:46 PM