Call it the liability effect. Considering what's just happened down south, you could also call it the Atlanta effect.
Monday we did have wintry mix. Parts of the area got snow, parts got rain, parts got some of each. The "line" of where the snow turned into wintry mix was somewhere north and west of town. In the early morning hours, when no doubt schools had to make a call, the line appeared that it might come into the city. Some parents were definitely in the snow zone. This school in particular buses a large %age of the student population in, and so the buses in certain areas probably had a tough row to hoe. Where I live, we may have gotten wet, chunky snow for 2-3 hours in the afternoon. By evening, everything was rain, and because there was still a lot of snow from last week and the week before on the ground when the storm started, with the rain there was actually less
snow on the ground when I got home than when I had left. Abundance of caution shit.
Today, it was slick. Everything was coming down as rain or sleet, but a lot of it was freezing on sidewalks and on trees. It's actually quite beautiful. The roads were totally fine coming in; I was at work on-time and without incident. But some places, trees came down and there were power outages. Such is the case at the school in question - the woman had offered to come in even if school was closed, but with no power, there's no point.
Anyways, I think school should have been open both days, but a few pussy parents who would inevitably complain that Muffy couldn't make it because of the snow and it's unfair to make her miss classes and have to catch up ruin the barrel.