It’s a snow day in Delta.
All classes at all schools in Delta are cancelled today (Tuesday).
The Delta school district made the call due to cancel all classes due to road and weather conditions and the continued snowfall in the region.
It was a different story on Monday, however.
Delta schools were open following Sunday’s big dump of snow, which was the topic of much discussion on social media.
A petition for a snow-day in Delta due to dangerous conditions was started on change.org. As of Tuesday morning the petition had generated more than 5,000 signatures.
For it’s part, the Delta school district kept parents updated on its winter weather policy’s through its social media channels and from direct email communications to parents.
“Student and staff safety are a priority of the school district,” wrote the school district on its social media feeds. “It is important for parents and students to understand that, in addition to educating children, schools are expected to provide safe, supervised environments. Any cancellation, closure or delayed school opening has a significant impact on thousands of Delta families. Most cannot arrange alternate childcare when classes are cancelled or schools are closed unexpectedly.
“Consequently, schools will not routinely be closed due to snow or other weather conditions unless there is damage or other circumstances (e.g., power outage) at a particular school that makes it impossible to operate safely.”
The school district says parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s safe travel to and from school.
“Schools will be kept open except under extreme circumstances to provide the option of attendance for all, but the decision to attend is the responsibility of each family,” said Delta school district. “It is understood some students travel to school on routes that may be challenging on a snow day; therefore, no student will be penalized for lack of attendance because of such conditions.”