Somewhere inside Athens City Schools this morning

12,147 views • 4/5/2017


The superintendent decides whether to close schools or not because of the weather


00:00 - 00:03The latest weather models show that
00:04 - 00:05the supercells might develop
00:05 - 00:07here, from the south
00:08 - 00:12below Athens High School
00:12 - 00:15and that Jiffy's that sells those potato wedges we get after church.
00:17 - 00:19Weather models can be wrong.
00:19 - 00:21I think we can get a half day out of this.
00:24 - 00:26Sir...
00:27 - 00:28James Spann...
00:31 - 00:33James Spann says there will be tornadoes.
00:34 - 00:36There are even pictures of hail on his blog.
00:53 - 00:58Everyone who doesn't have kids in the car line can leave.
01:13 - 01:15At least a half day!
01:15 - 01:17180 school days are required! At least a half day!
01:18 - 01:23James Spann thinks he can just waltz in here and take off his coat
01:25 - 01:28and the school board has to listen!
01:29 - 01:31What about lunch?
01:31 - 01:34Some of those kids don't even get food at home...
01:34 - 01:37It's not even raining outside right now.
01:37 - 01:40This is absurd! Absurd!
01:40 - 01:42But, sir, every other school system around us closed.
01:42 - 01:46I don't care what the other systems are doing!
01:46 - 01:48But, sir, the buses won't pick up half of the kids.
01:48 - 01:52I don't care. We'll just use one bus!
01:53 - 01:54They can sit in each other's laps!
01:56 - 01:57Have you seen my Twitter feed?
01:57 - 02:00Half of the parents will complain that there was no school.
02:00 - 02:03The other half will complain that there wasn't.
02:04 - 02:08Sometimes when I log on to Facebook, I just want to play my games.
02:08 - 02:13I don't want to have to deal with PTA drama every time I log in to Frontierville.
02:14 - 02:16I haven't collected my horseshoes in 3 days!
02:17 - 02:21I lost 2 hours of infinite lives in Candy Crush the other day because of a meeting!
02:27 - 02:29They don't understand the pressure.
02:30 - 02:34James Spann.. He couldn't even do what I do.
02:34 - 02:36He's just predicts the weather!
02:41 - 02:42Does anyone hold him accountable?
02:43 - 02:47No...they just tweet him cute pictures of kids in the snow when he gets the forecast right!
02:48 - 02:53Tell them that school will be in session, and I will make another decision at 10 a.m..
02:54 - 02:56The kids that miss can have an e-learning day.
02:56 - 02:59Do you know how many people I will have to explain that to?
03:00 - 03:02I'll be troubleshooting every grandparent's laptop for a month.
03:04 - 03:07It's ok. Work will understand.
03:14 - 03:16Tell them road crews will salt the roads.
03:19 - 03:23It's spring, but maybe that will make them feel better.
03:25 - 03:26Want to go somewhere for lunch?
03:31 - 03:33We'll be home by noon.
03:40 - 03:46Tell them at least we won't have to make up a school day at the end of the year.
03:46 - 03:49But no one ever thinks of that.
03:53 - 03:56No one ever thinks of that.