Some Parents Not Thrilled With Timing of School Closing Announcement
Parents are reporting some Greenfield high school students were on buses or at school when they were informed school had been called off.
Updated 7:30 a.m. Wednesday
Several school districts in the area have called off school today because of the overnight snowstorm that began Tuesday afternoon.
The timing of the decision to close Greenfield schools, however, appears to be a point of consternation for many Greenfield parents.
Several parents said they weren't aware of the closings until close between 6:45 a.m and 7 a.m.; Greenfield High School's first-hour bell is at 7:10 a.m.
Several students and parents indicated on Greenfield Patch's Facebook page students waited outside for buses an extra 15 minutes, were already on buses when school was called or were even at the high school when the decision to close finally came.
"I chose to keep my kids home before Greenfield decided to be off today, but there were other high school students waiting at the bus stop for over 15 minutes when we found out school was off," one parent wrote. "Greenfield should have been more organized this morning."
The school "called at 7. GHS starts at 7:10," another parent wrote. "The buses are now taking the kids home. What a horrible job on the part of the school district. Some heads should roll!"
The school district issued an automated call to parents apologizing for cancelling school late, some parents said.