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Weather jitters?

December 30, 2012
Mark Beerman Marquette , The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

I'm curious about the decision making process of school administrators regarding inclement weather. Is it now the norm to cancel schools at just the threat of a snowstorm? I live north of Marquette in the town of Big Bay and it's not snowing as of 7:45 a.m. Dec. 20 yet there are cancellations everywhere.

I realize safety is of utmost concern, but 4 to 6 inches of snow doesn't seem like a lot. Are we getting soft because of the recent trend of mild winters? What's gonna happen when old man winter returns to his pre-warmup days, when 12 to-16 inches or more would fall?

Maybe we could shift summer break to winter break, so as not to miss anymore school than necessary. I just think it's silly to cancel schools because it might or might not snow later that day.

Well, I'm going to warm up the old plow truck. I here it might be storming later today?



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