Pat Shingleton: "No School Today Kids..."
Years ago, kids "missing" school at the start of deer season, in Western Pennsylvania, initiated a "day-off." Many school districts prevent make-up days by planning for snow events. Schools in Mississippi and Alabama have tornado days in place. The deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in 2013, took 24 lives, including nine children. Officials in Oklahoma are continuing discussions in cancelling classes when tornado threats are high. This procedure has never been considered, proposed or discussed in another state that rests in the heart of tornado alley. In Kansas, most schools have safe rooms for students and staff when violent weather threatens. Seven rooms are presently under construction to compliment the 77 rooms currently in place.