Several years ago I remember that the decision to close schools was made after many teachers had already left home. I remember one teacher who bundled up her young child and drove in from Long Island and was pissed that she endangered herself and her child for nothing. I remember thinking the teacher was an idiot. How could any parent in their right mind expose their offspring to dangerous road conditions for a job. Teachers have ten sick days a year. Intelligent teachers use one for a heavy snow storm.
When I bought my house I settled for a small one in the city, on a major, (actually two major) bus routes. With inclement weather, I crossed the street and took public transportation. If the bus wasn't running, I turned around and went home. I liked my life and my cars too much to endanger them going to work, especially on a day when no real teaching took place.
I just read a Facebook comment from a wise woman who wrote: "I'm just taking the day and not dealing with it." My sentiments exactly. Call the registry and turn off your alarm. When you wake up, you can go shovel your walks and clean your cars. And, be glad you have the options of using a sick day. My husband was never allowed to call in sick on days like tomorrow. He worked for Con Ed and there were no excuses tolerated for not being on the job. Many others have the same type of job. Teachers, be happy you can use your days.