With the frigid temperatures, parents are left wondering how cold is too cold when it comes to sending their kids to school.
The Ohio County Superintendent, Dr. Kim Miller, says it’s not about the temperature, but more of a day-by-day basis.
Miller says it’s not just her call; she works with her staff to check the temperatures, consult their weather advisories and transportation directors to assess whether it’s safe to send the children to class.
The superintendent pushed the fact that their number one priority at all times is the safety of their students. Miller says the bus drivers worked well to ensure everything was done to keep the buses warm as well. As for how cold is too cold?
“We’ve not looked at a designated number that’s the end all-be-all, but we do try to look at the big picture,” said Miller. “Parents always have that option, if they do not agree with the call that is made at the county level the parents can keep their kids at home if they deem appropriate.”
She tells me with this winter weather we’ve been experiencing, and will continue to experience, kids should be wearing coats, gloves, hats and scarves to ensure they are bundled up.
Dr. Miller did say there were two bus situations, but they were able to use spare busses and make sure the students made it to school safely and on time.