Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead differ in school closure announcementsFargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Schools have also been dealing with our weather, and today's ground blizzard made for a rare day.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Schools have also been dealing with our weather, and today's ground blizzard made for a rare day.
three different districts, just miles apart, made three different decisions to hold class this morning.
It's a morning in the metro full of variety. The only thing tying us together Is cold, cold, and more cold. Plus a ground blizzard.
Ken Soberg, Concerned grandparent: “She usually drives but didn't want to drive today because of the weather.”
Add in a lot of heated school closing comments flooding my twitter feed before students even started the drive.
Madeline Schatz, West Fargo junior: “There's a lot of snow blowing across the roads and yeah, it's a little slippery.”
This morning, West Fargo students woke up to a two hour delay, but it's a normal day here in Fargo where classes started on time. And here in Moorhead, school is closed. So I hit the parking lot to find people navigating through the confusion.
Soberg: “I would think they could all be the same.”
Usually all three districts tend to collaborate. And when I asked these shivering students why they thought today was any different, they replied
Mari Narakasovic, West Fargo Senior: “We're all different school districts so I mean, we don't make the choices.”
So we turned to the people who call the shots for some answers, city versus rural bus routes.
Dr. Jeff Schatz, Fargo Superintendent: “This last couple of weather events have been really unusual and have set it up where the inner city itself, you're still able to get out and get around.”
Moorhead and West Fargo are full of rural roads that serve as the dangerous dividing lines separating school and a snow day.
Superintendent Schatz says he doesn't remember a day when all three districts made different decisions.