No matter what the mayor said, it just was not a good idea for some people to go to school today but I do understand keeping them open.
I propose the following procedure for these bad weather days when schools are open
1. No absences will be held against students. No tests will be given and no new, crucial material will be taught.
2. Teachers who deem it unsafe to get to work should be allowed, without any penalty to either use a sick day or a day without pay. No letters to file or notes on cards to indicate the teacher did not make it in. No special rewards for those who do show up.
Safety is a priority. In all my complaints about Principals, I never worked for one that did more than make nasty comments when we did not show up on snow days. I was lucky. I know not everyone is.