Putting Education Reform To The Test

When Should Districts Announce School Closures During a Storm?

National Hurricane Center

The projected path of Tropical Storm Isaac.

A lot of Florida students got to stay home from school today because of Tropical Storm Isaac — even though it didn’t strongly affect many parts of the state.

In South Florida, rain and wind was pretty light, but districts made the decision on Saturday to cancel school today.

Should they have reopened schools once Isaac made its way north?

Parents and students took to social media saying some districts jumped the gun. But others appreciated the precaution.

Check out our Storify after the jump, and read why one school district made the decision to cancel classes early on.


What do you think?

When should districts make the decision to close school?


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