According to a bulletin posted on its Web site, Richmond County schools will be operating on a one hour delay this morning.
All students and staff should report one hour later than usual.
Dr. Bedden steady digging a hole for himself.
BREAKING NEWS: Richmond County Schools will also let out one hour later than usual. lol ...I'm just waitin' a couple of hours for this update haha
I hope that hour gives crews enough time to clear the roads of all the snow and ice................What a JOKE the school board in this town is...........No wonder the kids are failing and falling behind those in other countries.........This is PATHETIC.
since when did richmond county get road crews, these dumb kids need every day of school they can get, snow ice hail, should not stand in the way, they need to go. the parents need to go with them!!!! drive slower and more cautious.. come on people this is augusta,ga not augusta maine.. my 2 cents
What snow and ice?
did I miss something because where I live I didn't see any snow or ice!!..
I am sure glad Richmond County got the message out to all its high school staff. Like the ones who leave before this crap was posted on the internet! I know of several teachers who will be sitting around for an extra hour for no reason. If the military cal call 1000 troops in less than 30 minutes how come the school board can't call their employees? I suggest "Calling Post" messages.
BTW most High school staff have to be at school NLT 6:45. some websites and over the air media didn't start reporting the status until 6:50.
well i see where 3 of my grandkids will attend school today, while the two that live in columbia county won't. you know what, they got dumb kids over there, too, so why are they outta school, i see no snow.
Boy I sure am glad they cancelled school in Columbia County...with all that snow and ice I woke up to this morning I don't know how I would have gotten my kids to school. Great call Columbia County....NOT!!!!
I guess everyone would be complaining if school had not been cancelled and there was snow or if there was a bus accident because of the ice. People get real- I am sure the superintendents would rather error on caution and safety than not. They are not weat5her forecasters- they rely on those that are to be accurate. Their job is to provide a safe mode for students to get to and from school. I believe I hear last night on the news that Pam Tucker was the one who suggested school being cancelled.
This message is for MRKERRY: how dare you refer to Richmond County students as "dumb." You should be ashamed for being so rude and condescending, or do you have so little self-esteem that if makes you feel better about yourself to put others down, especially those under the age of 18? Hellrayzor30... the same to you, except that you've thrown Columbia County students into the pot as well. Obviously you have an over-inflated sense of self, but are lacking in any sense of honor.
I guess this means all the stores in the area sold out of bread and milk last night. Has anyone ever noticed that when bad weather is announced, the people clear the shelves of bread and milk?
As a parent of a child attending a Richmond county school this hour delay was a bad decision. Either cancel school for the day or go in at regular time. There was absolutely no reason to delay the start of school. The only thing that accomplished was aggravate parents who were late to work. If I had known yesterday (like every other county) I would have had plenty of time to make arrangements. This last minute decision making that the board is so fond of is what aggravates the parents.
I guess some of you were not looking at the radar. It was headed right for us. I agree with wise ole man...precaution. After all, the school boards take into consideration possible inclement weather and alot days for this. However, what's a snow day without snow!
I guess an hour delay was better than the decision yesterday afternoon of Coumbia Co & Aiken Co. to close schools. Wasted day!
Funny, all these people ridiculing the school systems and laughing saying "What snow?!" were probably the same ones crying foul last night because a couple counties held out before making a decision. And the same ones who were praising Columbia county for acting so quickly yesterday are now the ones calling them idiots for cancelling school for a dry and sunny day. It would be a shame if any of you ever couldn't find anything to complain about...
I agree with wise ole man and Sigher. If parents were paying attention the nightly news said that Richmond County would not make a decision about school attendance until 5:30am today. When I got up and saw no snow I figured kids would be going to school but watched the news anyway and found out the kids would report an hour later. What was the big deal. If the teachers failed to watch the news or get on-line to determine what time to report to work, that's their fault. If they had cancelled Richmond County schools like they did Columbia County schools then all we'd be hearing is how dumb RC and Dr. Bedden was to close the school with no snow. Whine, Whine, Whine!
At least RC schools got it less wrong than Aiken county, where another school day is needlessly lost.
at least they didn't cancel school. now 1 hour would not make a difference in anything, but it did let some people sleep in this morning.
Finally got the notice up, eh? I saw it on the school district website at 4:30 a.m...and the AC didn't update their "School CLosings" until after I'd gotten back from taking my daughter to school an hour later. Isn't this supposed to be a "news" paper?
It may SAY it was updated at 5:42 a.m., but it was nowhere to be found.
I am just happy that they didnt cancel school for today....All those other counties that cancelled school for nothing. So The kids could stay home and be lazy all day long. Plus Im stilltring to figure out what the whole panic is about. If every one would be well prepared then there is no need to cancel anything....this is from someone who had to walk to school in the snow growing up in Brooklyn.
Here....you just talk about snow and everybody acts like a bunch of......nevermind......anybody seen that egg today??
InChristLove, First of all, for parents that work unitl early morning, it is very hard to wake up at 4:30, 5, 5:30 in the morning to check to see what the school system decided. I have found out since my comment earlier that News 12 has a story about the RC school delay on their 5am broadcast. But It was only told 1 time, and didn't scroll along the bottom when I checked at the time of my comments. If the system was more streamlined, then staff and students wouldn't have to go to 5 different websites and TV stations to search for this information. It should be made to be simple. The district has "Calling Post" messages for school suspensions, why not something like this?
As for the lack of snow, Doesn't Columbia County have something called the Pam Tucker Dome?
Aiken County is huge and still a rural county with many secondary roads,hills, and bridges. Aiken Cty is always very conservative on snow days because many of the outlying roads and bridges are icy- and the teachers, bus drivers, custodians, and the hundreds of school personnel would be endangering themselves to drive on icy roads. Why would you want someone to endanger themselves for a job? The road crews take care of I-20 first (about 100 miles total, both directions, from Lex Cty to the state line, plus on and off ramps and bridges); then the road from I-20 to Aiken Regional Med Center; then the roads from the fire stations/rescue squads to I-85; and then they go from there. That's a LOT of road.
The hype started no later than Friday afternoon. For days we waited in anticipation of the first snowfall in the CSRA since 2001. When we weren't peering out the windows, we were watching the weather channel. The hysteria reached fever pitch Sunday evening as school colosings were announced. All weather reports were predicting an 80% chance of snow with accumulations of one to two inches of "slushy snow". We went to bed looking forward to awakening to a winter wonderland, along the lines of the pictures coming in from Atlanta. And then..........what?! Roads dry as a bone!! Bright sunshine! No!! We were had!! Once agian, the whether reports were completely wrong and the schools were closed for nothing.
The website was updated at 4:35 this morning. Plenty of time for the early risers. The extra hour was given to all the folks that would be trying to figure out IF there was school, not because of the weather. The media outlets were giving out conflicting information as was the weather center. Anything could have happened before 4:35 to warrant a weather day. Lighten up folks...sheeez.
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