Parents voice concerns over school closures

By: Tiffany Lewis | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WCTV) -- As many school districts close for potential winter weather, some parents are struggling to make last minute adjustments.

Many moms took to social media Tuesday to voice their concerns about finding last minute child care.

One post read: "For full time working moms with no family in town this is a really frustrating situation."

Another said, "My children's safety is my number one priority, but it is hard to have obligations to work and not being able to take time off or have anyone to watch my kids."

Despite concerns, Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna says the decision to close schools had to be made.

"The only thing I can offer a parent is 'I'm sorry,'" Hanna said. "I'm ready for their kids to come back, I'm sure their kids are probably ready to come back, but we have to close because the children's safety is our number one concern."

Tallahassee mom Jennifer Bickley says she feels lucky at times like these to be a stay at home mom, but after the long winter holiday the situation is still difficult.

"We just had twelve days at home and there's definitely some cabin fever," Bickley said, "To take your kids out of their normal routine for too long is hard on everyone."

Hanna says that at this time, they plan to reopen schools on Thursday.



 
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