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Schools to delay opening Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:50 am

Both Fort Payne City and DeKalb County schools will delay opening for two hours Tuesday morning due to the threat of severe weather.

Superintendents Jimmy Cunningham and Charles Warren both said buses would run about two hours later to pick up children, and others should report to schools at around 9:45 a.m.

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  • The Critic posted at 8:18 pm on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    The Critic Posts: 127


    I go from from WHNT to politics with this:

    The school board, et. al. (that means "and others") appear to stay glued to what the weather guessers on TV are screaming about, then panic and close/delay the opening of the schools that are two counties and usually 2 hours of weather away. They (the government school officials) need to stop worrying about what Dan Satterfield is jumping up and down about and start focusing on education.

    When they close schools 30 minutes early because it is going to RAIN, where it didn't start raining until nearly 6pm. They closed schools at 2:30 or so and it didn't rain for nearly 3-1/2 hours. And I believe this has happened more than once.

    When they close schools for weather...have you ever driven by Walmart?

  • Joe Dirt posted at 3:51 pm on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    Joe Dirt Posts: 81

    When I was in school and bad weather came, we would line up in the halls and hold the walls up. As for WHNT, I think Ol' Dan Sweaterfield gets a little carried away sometimes. Why does he wear sweaters all the time? He must have a tattoo of a hula girl on his arm.

  • SweetTea78 posted at 12:37 pm on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    SweetTea78 Posts: 21

    No problem Little Rver, glad to help out.

    Critic, WHNT has the best weather coverage for North Alabama. Sure as heck cant get the Chattanooga Stations to report on anything. Another thing how do you go from WHNT to politics...oh yea, your "The Critic".

  • The Critic posted at 7:29 am on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    The Critic Posts: 127

    I guess no one else thinks that the government school systems have gone just a wee bit far with the weather watching. The government needs to get out of the education business and let people that know how to educate.

    I went to school in the late 70's and 80's. I think we were out of school 2 whole days during those K-12 years for weather, one was snow and one was probably due to an ice storm. We didn't get to leave 18 minutes early in the afternoon because some idiot was on the television SEVENTY MILES AWAY jumping up and down screaming about a thunderstorm.

    When are you people going to wake up in Dekalb county? WHNT covers a storm from Memphis, across Mississippi, in and through north Alabama. When that storm so much as crosses I-59, they issue an "All-Clear" for Alabama. It happens every single time.

    Stop voting for the people that are continuing to appoint school board members that tolerate this comical administration of the schools. Your kids can't learn anything to get ahead by constantly being shifted around, worrying about the weather.

  • lcaneer posted at 12:41 pm on Tue, Nov 30, 2010.

    lcaneer Posts: 20

    shoot, I got a phone call from the BOE @ 5:51 AM!

    Stuff like this is why I thought the phone list was made available, not all the extra calls I get about fruit sales, ballgames and staff personal business

  • Littleriverliving posted at 11:26 am on Tue, Nov 30, 2010.

    Littleriverliving Posts: 4

    Thank you sweetTea! I didn't know that. Searched google and found nothing earlier this morn. Thank you so much. Living on the mnt. My only net connection is via my iPhone. Whnt actually has a great free app that I downloaded that will send alerts to my phone which is Perfect! Can't thank you enough. You've been a Big Help! God Bless :)

  • SweetTea78 posted at 8:40 am on Tue, Nov 30, 2010.

    SweetTea78 Posts: 21

    Wow Littleriverliving, have you ever been to www.whnt.com? They have always had the school closings or delays just as fast (pun intended) as the Dekalb School board sends them out.

    Actually WHNT 19's website had the announcement at 5:35am. This particular article was published at 5:50am. They are not the quickest by far...very slow considering that 19 is two counties away and a newspaper based in the county couldn't beat them. See for yourself:


  • Littleriverliving posted at 8:17 am on Tue, Nov 30, 2010.

    Littleriverliving Posts: 4

    Thank you for posting this. This is the only site that keeps us up to date with dekalb school closings/delays. Very Appreciated!


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