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Road Conditions Make Spokane School District Apologize to Parents

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By Kassandra Garcia     Dec 2, 2010 in Environment
Spokane - With the snowfall slowing down in the Inland Northwest and temperatures causing slush and ice on the roads, even buses are getting stuck.
The Spokane Area is not short on snow, after having the snowiest November on record, students in most of the communities are enjoys a few days off from school. That is not the case for Spokane School District students, though. And the district's leaders are now apologizing to parents and children for not closing schools or at least having a 2 hour late start for Thursday.
Buses got stuck on side streets that were covered in snow, slush and ice causing some kids to stand at bus stops for 90 minutes before being picked up. Several students became fed up with waiting and walked home while others took advantage of the delay and played in the snow. Parents said that by the time the buses were arriving to pick up students, the kids were soaked and cold.
KHQ talked to Terren Roloff, the district's spokesperson, who said they were "completely caught off guard by road conditions." The only action now from the Spokane School District is saying "We are very sorry."
Other school districts in the area had 2 hour late starts to give the plows a chance to clear up the main roads and bus routes. A few schools even closed for the day.
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