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aunt_deen
Jan. 29th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
The Chicago Public Schools never close. Never.

My school district closed for two days a couple of weeks ago when it was considerably below zero because the school buses, which run on diesel, wouldn't start. But if the buses will run, the school is open.

CPS sort of expects to have massive absences on days like that. But for a lot of kids, school is the place where they get warm and get fed each day, so they remain open at all costs.

Still, I do love hearing of a Chicagoan amazed at the wimpiness of the rest of the world.
gatsbyfan
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I went to Catholic schools all through. We were never closed. Never. People would show up late, but we always had school.

Still, I do love hearing of a Chicagoan amazed at the wimpiness of the rest of the world.
THAT was my favorite part. I'm looking forward to more of this.

Its going to be fun having a President from a big city... and our big city.