Are you kidding me-School closed becasue of forcasted snow?
Ted Gocke
01.07.2010

We were sitting at the supper table yesterday afternoon when Trevor got a text from one of his good friends.  His friend's dad is one of the decision makers in Catoosa County Schools.  The text simply read two words that all kids long for.......No School!

I had Trevor immediately confirm the news before I called Brett and Steve at the radio station.  It was confirmed-because of the forcasted school and possible hazardous conditions they cancelled school.

Now as a partent, I would rather know before bedtime that the kids didn't have school, so they wouldn't have to get up early in the morning to find out the news, but "are you kidding me?"  It was warmer this morning than it was all week!  It just started snow flurrying at lunch time.

When I was a kid, (I know-my kids will tell you in the dark ages, when we had to walk 5 miles up hill in the snow with no shoes, up hill both ways), we hardly ever had school closed.  In Jefferson County, (Louisville KY), we were always the last to get out.  All of the other counties around us would get out, but not us!  And on the few times we did-it wasn't until Wayne Perky on 84 WHAS told us at 5am!

Don't get me wrong.  If I was a student, I would be rejoicing big time for the schools being closed.

I honestly respect the decisions our school systems make.  It proves they have the best interest and safety of our students at heart when they make those decisions.

But man, is it a long list to read in the mornings!

With the weather forcast the way it looks now-it appears I will sleeping here at the station tonight to make sure I am ready for you guys in the morning.

Be careful!