Number of school days lost to weather closures climbs
Some rural schools in Anglophone West school district have already lost 9 days of classes
Some rural schools in the Anglophone West school district lead the province in snow days this school year.
Students in Cambridge Narrows, Chipman, Minto, Gagetown and Coles Island have had nine days of classes cancelled because of bad weather.
All schools in Anglophone West have had at least six days of classes cancelled due to weather. Schools in McAdam have lost eight days to date.
In the Anglophone South school district, most schools have had eight storm day cancellations. That's already double the total for all of the previous school year.
"I'll just be glad when it's all over," he said. "They're a little bit inconvenient for parents, especially trying to find someone to watch the kids during snow days so they can work.
"But that's what happens when you live in New Brunswick."
Parent Derry Desmond has four boys and says weather cancellations make for busy days. But she prefers that to sending her children to school in bad weather.
"The last thing we would need is to have someone to get hurt, and then everyone would be wondering why the schools weren't closed and why the buses were on the roads," she said.
Schools in the Anglophone East school district have closed seven times this school year due to weather issues.
Anglophone North school district was unable to provide information on closures
In the Francophone South school district, six days have been cancelled in the Moncton area, seven days in the district's schools in the Saint John area, and four days have been cancelled in the Fredericton area.
Francophone Northwest school district reports seven days of closures while Francophone Northeast says its schools in the Chaleur and Acadian Peninsula regions have closed seven days while schools in the Restigouche region have been closed on six occasions.