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Fayetteville Schools Open on Tuesday, Jan. 5

Posted by Alan on January 4, 2010 4:31 PM | Filed in News | Comments (5)

All Fayetteville Public Schools will be open on Tuesday, January 5. A few icy spots remain, but most roads are in good condition. 


Posted by Julia on January 4, 2010 8:32 PM

This is rediculous... All Fayetteville Schools should be closed on the 5th, all surrounding school districts are closed. If one student in the Fayetteville District dies on there way to school because their car (or bus for that matter) slides on one of the "few icy spots" that would not reflect good on the district or city. And a handful of students live outside the district, I know someone who lives in West Fork. They drive half an hour every week day to get to school. I also know someone who lives in Siloam Springs who does the same. The roads will just refreeze over the night and be horrid in the morning. So think about that...

Posted by Jeff on January 4, 2010 10:06 PM

Let's hope the decision on school being canceled is based on
the safety of the students. That decision should not be taken lightly. If an error is made in the decision you always err on the side if safety first. Our buses do not have four wheel drive or seatbelts. Of all the larger cities in northwest Fayetteville is the hilliest, seems to me this is a no-brainer.

Posted by Alan Wilbourn on January 5, 2010 2:29 PM

We reported few if any problems this morning. Most all roads in Fayetteville were clear, with only isolated icy spots.

Posted by jamie on January 6, 2010 12:28 AM

i went to the web site at 7am this morning and it said the school was closed and i drove by it later today and it seemed empty. i kept my son home even thou he walks 1/2 block to school. i have no idea why they are keeping the schools open when all other schools are closed in our area. i just wish they would have a better system to let us parents know about the closeings and if they are going to keep it open or not. i also pray that no child or parent is hurt traveling to and from school.

Posted by Brenda Taylor on January 7, 2010 8:59 AM

Looks like we had a window of decent weather yesterday to have school, so thanks for the good call on opening. As for today's weather: stay off the roads, and that includes parents!