BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County parents cannot catch a break as schools let out early today and canceled classes for tomorrow.
It was cold and rainy when administrators made the decision to send students home at lunchtime. Now the district will have to figure out how to make up another lost day tomorrow.
The early closures in Brunswick County forced many parents out of work and into the carpool line.
“We’re real concerned about it with seeing all the ice on the trees and stuff,” parent Carolyn Blue said. “We wanted to get here and get the children off the road and get home safe.”
Kids are not the only ones affected. Parents once again scrambled to get their children out of school before road conditions worsened.
“It’s been affecting us a great deal,” Jennifer Smith said. “It seems like they are home more than in school now, but I guess there is nothing we can do about it, because of the weather. I would rather be safe than sorry.”
Unlike moms and dads, many students say they are thrilled to have extra days off.
“I like it because I like being out of school,” student Veronda Blue said. “I like hanging out with my friends and not having to learn all the time.”
But others say they are not looking forward to making up those days.
“I think it sucks, because we get to make it up later on that we don’t need to,” student Shianne Koehnle said.
And while many adults were not pleased with the closings, one woman was overjoyed because it means she gets to spend quality time with her grandkids.
“It love it!” grandparent Michelle Lee. “Free day, no homework, no school tomorrow, the kids can sleep in.”