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Old 03-12-2019, 08:06 PM
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Default Wording for Closing when Schools Close

I live in the midwest, so our public schools rarely ever close because of weather. In the past ten years, we've had maybe 4 closed school days and it was because of the polar vortex (more than 30 below zero weather).

This time, all my parents kept their kids homes and I was paid for the days. I had one dcm (teacher) complain that her dd1 was such a pain that she had the urge to drive her to me since she paid for the day . Another dcm (teacher) said that she had really hoped other parents had brought their kids so she could've brought hers since she had errands to run.
This was the day that it hit -50 with the windchill. We're not used to that type of weather and cars weren't even turning on.
I want to update my contract to say that if the local public school closes, that I will also close and that it will be a paid day. Realistically, it won't happen again for another few years, but I don't want to lose income because of mother nature and honestly, I don't want to keep any kids overnight because their cars stall out!

Does anyone have any wording about weather closures that I can use?
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