Stop the Bus: How Schools Decide When to Close for Ice

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DALLAS — It's day two of the 'Ice-pocalypse' of 2015, and the thaw has begun - but wait a minute... How come schools are still closed?

And while we're at it, how do they decide when to declare a snow day anyway?

"A normal course of action in these situations is to get out and drive the streets," DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander said, "In today's case we had a lot of ice that was still on the roads, mainly on the side streets, on the sidewalks, and also on the parking lots."

Fair enough - sketchy side streets plus slippery sidewalks equal "School is closed!"

As for Wednesday, well, nobody`s sure what will happen tomorrow.  Will the kids get 3 straight days of vacay?

Who knows?  But it`ll be "snow problem" to find out once the decision is made.

DISD has a mobile app, a website, and even a social media presence.  Gone are the days of watching the TV news ticker.

Area kiddos are crossing their fingers and toes ... But parents are probably ready for them to go back to school.