Philadelphia Schools Will Be Open on Thursday

And not everyone is happy about that.

philadelphia-schools-openAt the end of a snow day on Wednesday, the school District of Philadelphia announced that all district schools will be open on Thursday.

Here’s what some people have to say about that on the district’s Facebook page:

Jess Ica: Bad call. Very bad call.




Nita Davis: Why smh it's a damn mess outside ugh!!!!!

Carly Chante' Asare: R U SERIOUS ???? HALF OF US HAVE TO TRAVEL SO FAR TO GET TO SCHOOL, SO DON'T EXPECT US THERE EARLY !

Tiffany Missgreen Mottershead: When there is a accident involving kids trying to get to school it's going to be the school district of Philadelphia fault that's it I know that the streets in my area are not cleared at all

Justin Smith: For you parents that are happy about this, you must not love your children.

Laura Catherine: My streets are a mess!!!! That's beyond wrong!!!!

And then there is the pro-opening side:

Steve Judge: I'm glad. My kids are SO Annoying after a day in the house. God Bless Teachers :0

Mark Scott: What a bunch of wimps you have all become. People with private sector jobs all worked today and will have to work again tomorrow. We need to teach our kids and one of the things they need to learn is that the world doesn't shut down just because of snow. Plan ahead, leave early, and stop whining.

Brian Cohen: Driving conditions aren't bad, side streets are a little messy but not terrible. I bundle my kids up and the school is heated so it should be open. The world can't shut down until 14 inches of snow melts, school would be closed for weeks if that was the case.

Jamie Roberts: Bundle up and buck up. Everyone else is getting back to work; if you're a student, your job is to get to school. If you're a parent, it's your job to get them there on time. No one who is dressed properly is going to get frostbite. If you care about your child's future, you get them to school. Please teach them character and resilience, rather than wimpiness and excuses.

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  • Miz Val

    Get dressed, get out there, and get over yourselves! Oh and for those of you that worked from home today .Please follow the same advice .

  • Taylor

    I understand that many people still have to work today, but we’re only KIDS. Not every child has a bus or a car to travel to school with. Many have to walk to school, or WAIT for long periods of time at the bus stop. It’s not right. Just because adults had to still go to work doesn’t mean that we still have to go to school, because like I said: We’re kids. We don’t have the same advantages as adults. There are chances that we can get frostbites from waiting at bus stops or walking to school, or even get into accidents on buses or cars because of terrible weather conditions.

    And honestly, to me, there should be a law stating that when temperatures and/or wind chills are in the negatives, children should not be permitted to go to school.

    We’re not “wimps”, we’re simply looking out for our own (or if your a parent, your child`s) safety.

    • Michael Turner

      hell when i was your age in the 90’s i walked my ass to school no matter what condition it was unless it was cancelled.. grow a pair and get out there.

      • Taylor

        Well excuse me for stating my opinion.

        I understand that, but if you’ve noticed, schools are trying to improve the safety of their students. In more recent years, schools have been shutting down for snow storms, or sometimes if only an inch of snow. I admit, sometimes snow days really aren’t necessary, but today is a day that we should have a snow day. Kids ,nowadays, are used to having days off because of snow, so you can’t really blame us for being upset. And honestly, I’m not complaining, I’m simply saying that conditions are terrible, and it’s not a good day for children to be risking our safety to go to school.

        • Michael Turner

          waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh… you kids are soft now a days…

    • mr. pipsi

      I appreciate your opinion but it isn’t realistic. In other places the weather we are having is the norm throughout the winter and they wouldn’t even have one day off. Plus, if school is closed again today, that is just another day you have to make up later so some other holiday will be taken away. Dress warm, you will be fine.

    • disqus_8KZKV0k3N5

      Then you’ll be complaining that you have to go to school in the hot summer to make up the days, because it’s too hot to stand out and wait for a bus or walk. Waa-waa-waa!!!

      • Taylor

        Actually, I’d rather have extra days in the summer than risk my life trying to get to school. We waited at the bus stop for 20 minutes in single digit weather, with wind chills in the negatives. And to state this clearly, I AM NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT ANYTHING. Never have I complained in any of my comments. I simply stated my opinion WITH LEGIT REASONS.

        Now, that everything is clear, and the day is over with, we can end this.

  • e.jones

    II know that’s right just because its not fittinn to your schedule.doesn’t mean that the kids don’t like school. If they want to go let them go its called hats scarfs gloves coats. Boots nd under clothes.

  • Blackdress

    Maybe we all need to fight for and keep the neighborhood schools in our neighborhood!