Lawmakers will decide Wednesday on whether school “snow days” will have to be made up, WSPA News reported February 25.
On February 25, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill saying those days won’t have to be made up. A final vote will be held Wednesday before the bill goes on to the Senate.
Although many criticized districts for making the decision to cancel classes before it was learned conditions would be dangerous, many more praised the decision. School buses don’t have seatbelts for the students who ride them, and canceling classes may have prevented a deadly accident.
In most cases school buses won’t travel on icy roads, but these storms turned many areas of the state into vehicle ice rinks. Several fatalities occurred, along with hundreds of accidents during the height of the storms. Imagine the impact parents dropping off students would have caused on already dangerous roads.
Governor Nikki Haley was also critisized for putting South Carolina into a state of emergency with the most recent ice event, but one only has to look at the traffic problems in Georgia to understand what our state would have faced, had the storm not been taken seriously.
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