District Open Despite Cold Morning

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — One of the few schools that stayed open Tuesday was in Columbia County.

Central Columbia School District in the Bloomsburg area opened on time, even though wind chill temperatures were well below zero.

The superintendent tells us that according to information from the National Weather Service, students should be safe waiting outside at the bus stop for up to 30 minutes.


  • Julie

    I believe Mr. Mathis should stand outside without gloves and a hat for 30 minutes and see how he likes it. Because there are some students that do not have the proper attire for the weather because their parents can’t afford it. He had stated in the paper that it’s “his time and he can’t get it back” I believe you can get it back, but would students be able to get their life back, or their fingers/toes? I’m guessing that’s going to be a big fat NO! Does Mr. Mathis need to see what frostbit looks like? Would he like his child to get frostbit, or maybe lose a finger due to it? Some parents work and can not sit at a bus stop for their child to wait in the car with them. So if he can not stand outside for the 30 minutes he said the kids should be able to then he needs to keep his mouth shut. It’s only making him look like a big horses butt. Oh and it has to be -3 outside with a wind chill of -30 like it was at 7am today.

  • Mr. Papageorgio

    The only school systems who have any balls! Congratulations! The little babies wont freeze to death.

    • Heather

      You’re not a parent, are you sir? God I hope not! With an attitude like that, I sincerely pity any children you have/may have! It may have “only” been -5 degrees outside, but with the windchill factor & such, it felt like -25!!!! And you really expect us to send our children out in THAT?!?! I’m sorry, but there was absolutely no way my 5 year old was going outside today & the only person who’s opinion matters on that is MINE… Yes, school should have been cancelled today! Their boilers couldn’t even work hard enough to keep up with the heat for God’s sake!! In my opinion, Mr. Mathias made a HUGE blunder with this call!

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