Monday, January 31, 2011

Why Can't We Be One Happy Family????

Here in Colorado, every little section is their own school district.

It really doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but then I grew up outside of Houston, and Houston was one giant happy school district.  Well I don't know about happy, but they were there.

So since there are so many school districts, every one of them can pick and choose what snow days that they want.  That's great.......until you realize that businesses follow the schedule of the school district in which they reside.

So we are in 11 for school, except for Junior who is in 8, we reside in 8, but Girl Scouts is based off of district 20.  no worries because one of Abbie's doctor's appointments goes of district 2.  But then there is another who doesn't close at all.  So while we are having frigid temperatures, I am trying to monitor all of the closings to see what appointments we have and who is going to school.

In all my brilliance, I signed up to get texts from the news channel on which districts would have delays or closing.  The first text went through a couple weeks ago.....at 4:30 AM.  Really?  Let me sleep in a little before you start texting!  Of course I was up after that and unable to sleep, which worked out since I only signed up for one district and not the other 5 that I apparently need to be monitoring as well.

Stay warm!!!

12 comments:

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That is crazy confusing.

Allison @ I heart Change said...

Oh. My. God. Just imagining (if I had 3 kids in school) that one is out of school, one is starting late, and one is on time just makes me want to claw for a bottle of gin.

Allison @ I heart Change said...

And I laughed out loud at the idea of Houston being one big happy school district. But at least they make snow day decisons together.

Uncle Dan said...

All of the little public elementary school districts around here set their own schedule until a parent uprising made them schedule the same as the high school district, (also includes junior high's. This worked out fine as long as we had kids in the public school system. Now private schools is another story.

McMGrad89 said...

I always wondered about that when we lived there. Fortunately, at that time, Caitlin was only a baby. Good luck with that. From what I remember from living in the springs, we didn't have too many snow days in the district I worked in.

Amy said...

That is complicated. Here in MD, it's a county wide thing. All schools in the county are either open or closed.

My issue is that the school has an automatic call that goes out every morning to let you know what is going on. Not a bad idea - but they call at 5:34 in the morning!

Needless to say, there has only been ONE school day in the last 5 that I haven't been woken up at 5:34!

Jessa said...

I honestly have no clue what you just said. That is a crazy set up! I don't have any idea what happens if they close school here...

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That sounds like the craziest system ever!

The Mrs. said...

im glad to know that somewhere else out there is like that. We're that way here and its insane. What happened to an entire county being a school district?

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dutchgirl (Ellen) said...

It is dumb, agreed. I'm glad I only have to check two, D-11 and then the college, which operates on it's own crazy system. I couldn't believe they closed today, but not yesterday? I don't get the logic.

Peanut Stitches said...

I just found your blog! We were stationed at Fort Carson, and I fully agree about the school districts! We didn't have any kids at the time but it drove me nuts!