Students get snow day schooling on Twitter (again)

Their hopes of a snow day dashed, some students took to Twitter to complain. Again, the school boards were ready with some sharp responses.

School boards call for calm as students, parents contest no-snow-day call

Readers may recall how on a snow day earlier this year, Toronto-area school boards had some snappy responses to students complaining on Twitter about the no-snow-day call. 

A month later, the decision to keep classes open remains unpopular.  

This morning many students were upset that Toronto-area schools decided to keep classes open, while cancelling bus service, due to last night's snow storm. 

And again, their complaints got a sharp responses from school board accounts. This morning's Twitter star was the Peel School Board (@PeelSchools). 

Here's how things went down this morning:

Just before 6 a.m. the board tweeted that while buses are cancelled, classes are open. The cartoon accompanying that tweet suggests the board knew what might be coming. 

Some expressed frustration, but the board implored everyone to be nice. 

The board also pointed out that snow days make for busy mornings. 

More rudeness, more calls for calm from the school board. 

And while some were entertained by the exchanges on the school board's Twitter feed, the board pointed out that it isn't all fun and games. 

Then another call to be nice. 

Students who don't use school buses asked if they would be penalized for not attending school, and got their answer. 

Some parents also complained, raising a question about the safety of cancelling buses but leaving schools open. Again, the board responded. 

The board also clarified that snow day calls aren't about money. 

The Toronto School Board was also busy on Twitter. In one response, they pointed out that there's been only one snow day in the TDSB in the last 10 years. 


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