Friday, January 22, 2010

Dear Mother Nature...

Really?!? Are you that bored? Seriously?!? ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

With that said, some of you may wonder how I come to the conclusion that we have a 2 hour late, no school, or to let students our early. I have to tell you that it is the most stressful part of my duties! The #1 factor I take into consideration is student safety. I don't know if you have ever driven a bus (or remember what it was like driving as a teenager)...but it can be somewhat difficult even without snow, ice, or fog. So between getting up early to check roads, constantly playing meteorologist, and trying to see into the crystal ball, you can see why it may be challenging. Fortunately, I'm in constant communication with Superintendents from surrounding communities, and most often, we collaborate on the decision (that's why you see the "domino" effect).

I know someday there will be a time when you say, "why did we have a 2 hour late", but I hope you understand I want to make sure everyone can get to school (and back home) safely.


  1. I think you have been doing a great job so far. I used to be the person that would say, " We should have had school", but then I got my bus license. You change your perspective greatly when you are the one having to drive a large vehicle loaded with children in the "conditions". What's the saying...walk a mile in someone elses shoes...
    Keep up the good work Mr. Ulrich

  2. Better to err on the side of caution.

    A school bus accident is not the way I care to see our schools make headline news.

  3. Looks like we made it through March. I think it was in like a Lamb so i was expecting to go out like a lion.

    I will take two lambs for March weather.

    Lets see what April brings.