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Fayette County schools are closed again tomorrow and people are ANGRY

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Fayette County schools will be closed again tomorrow because of the snow and cold weather, making it a straight week of snow days for the lucky children of Lexington.  While kids are rejoicing, some parents are majorly pissed, and took out their anger in the comments section of the Fayette County Public Schools’ Facebook page.  Here is just a taste of their rage:

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Unfortunately, that doesn’t work if you work from home.


The rare “young person tells older people to suck it up” comment!




“Back in my day, we had to wrap ourselves in Saran Wrap to avoid frostbite at the bus stop.”


It’s good to see that even during crisis, FCPS has a sense of humor.


My personal favorite:


Meanwhile, every single student at UK wants you to know via every social media platform in existence that they’ve been in class all week.

What happened to snow being a happy thing?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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73 Comments for Fayette County schools are closed again tomorrow and people are ANGRY

  1. HackRichards
    8:07 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Hardy Har Har. Now they Know how those teachers feel putting up with their insolent little brats all day long. Serves them right for raising them that way!

    • DB11
      8:13 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      You just made quite a few silly assumptions sir.

  2. UK_JB
    8:10 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Call off school. People get mad. If you had school. People would be mad. Can’t please anyone. We missed about 25 days back in high school in Eastern Kentucky. Didn’t get out of school until mid June.

    • Huh?
      8:58 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Wait. They have schools in Eastern Kentucky? Ha. The next thing you’ll tell me is that there are dentists too. I don’t believe you.

    • Dentist You Say
      10:21 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, they do have dentists in eastern Kentucky. By the way, had you been in my class in eastern Kentucky you would have needed a dentist because you would have had a few teeth knocked out. We did not suffer pricks like you very well.

    • UK_JB
      8:29 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Well who knew?! Guess what, we had cell service, cable and internet too! Oh my!

    • Huh?
      8:41 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Easy there. 2 cans and a string is not cell service and dial-up doesn’t count as Internet.

  3. Itsfreezing
    8:11 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Crossing the UK campus for classes everyday this week has been horrific. Walking in this freezing and windy weather for more than 3 minutes makes me wish I went to college online….

  4. Steve
    8:12 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    It doesnt matter what FCPS does. I remember when school wouldnt get called for being too cold, and parents were even angrier because kids had to stand outside in negative degree weather. Has nothing to do with roads, if its that cold parents wont send them to the bus stop anyway. Lose/lose situation for FCPS.

  5. BennyTheJet
    8:14 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I’m not sure that I am as excited about Lafayette’s production of Sweeny Todd now.

  6. CrazyKSRCaller
    8:19 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    And if something happened and there was an accident, that same parent would sue the county for so much money it would no longer be called Fayette County. Just saying. The employees will attend the same amount of days a year no matter what happens, so don’t use the “go to work” stuff. Just mean more spring days at work.

  7. Public School...I Mean Public Day Care
    8:22 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink


  8. GoCats2
    8:23 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I remember an ice storm in Lexington in 94? I think. Every place in the city was shut down including the Post Office(through, rain, sleet, snow, etc..) but the campus was still open and we were expected in class!

    • DB11
      8:49 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t you worry nothing has changed.

  9. Michael
    8:23 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    The parents are just mad their precious and entitled June vacations are in jeopardy.

    • Rod Steele
      10:59 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Another socialist just mad because he doesn’t have a “June” vacation. Get a job…..Jerkweed.

    • TPACAT
      10:28 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Well said, Mr. Steele… Well said…

  10. Rachel
    8:24 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    It genuinely sickens me. As a teacher I want to pull them all out of their nice warm homes and make them stand out in the cold for 15-20 minutes. I have children in my class that walk to school each day because the buses don’t pick up in their neighborhoods and their parents don’t have cars. Not every child has the privilege of getting taken from a nice warm bed and placed into a nice warm car and driven to school. Not every kid can walk directly out of their house to the bus stop right outside their front door. Not every street in Lexington gets salted and plowed and those that don’t are still completely covered in ice. So those parents can drive on the roads, fine. Fayette County cannot risk the lawsuit that would occur if even one bus got into a wreck on the ice and one child were to get injured. I especially love all of the “my kids won’t get to have summer” complaints when MOST of those parents are really just sick of their kids now. They’ll be in day care or summer camp all day every day when summer actually gets here.

    • wow
      8:59 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Wow, you sound like you have just the right attitude for your profession.

    • Sarcasm
      9:06 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      It’s a shame all the school kids in Minnesota or Alaska are dying in mass from going to school in such cold temps. I heard its a widespread epidemic in Canada too. I wonder how many we’ve lost so far.

    • Richard D. Hackworth
      9:38 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Amen Sister

    • Rachel
      9:58 pm January 25, 2014 Permalink

      wow – if by that you mean the attitude of being just about the only grown up in half these children’s lives that actually care about their well-being. Then yeah, I do have the right attitude. I work with an at risk, low income population and while they do not make up a large portion of every school in Fayette County they certainly make up a good chunk. I have kids in my class that literally WALK to school daily and ride in cars with no heat. I’m not making this up.

      Sarcasm – Schools in Minnesota and other northern states have shut down several times this year for cold temperatures. So yeah… that excuse doesn’t work.

  11. Delk for 3
    8:27 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Most of these people need to chill and get a grip. It’s not the school system’s fault that the parents have kids to take care of. School is out. Deal with it parents. The school system is not your personal babysitter, although it seems that from these reactions that many parents feel like it is.

    • Agree
      10:26 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Agree with you !

  12. ShagariObrzut
    8:29 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    As soon as a kid gets frostbite or the bus wrecks because of ice these same parents will be filing lawsuits against the school. You can’t keep everyone happy.

    The top priority for schools is to keep the kids safe. They’re not going to put a kids life in danger so they can come to school. Plus, they’ll make up the days of school that they miss at the end of the year. These parents need to chill (get it?) a little bit.

  13. preston
    8:30 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Dang how people gonna get mad that they closing schools. This is the school system s trying to protect ppl’s kids. Now parents have the nerve to complain. I would think that the parents would agree if there kids health is in jeopardy. You only have to be in very severe cold weather a few minutes to get feostbite or more serious. Its ridiculous that theses idiots show there true feelings about there kids in a tweet. You had em. So now you don’t wanna have them home. n would rather have them in school even when its bad outside. Smh!!!! Sad

  14. ehatt493
    8:33 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I live in Franklin County and heard more students complaining than parents.

  15. Cain
    8:37 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    As a teacher from another school district which has been out all week as well, I hear a lot of gripes about our district’s decisions to call off school on these kinds of days. The key is the very likely possibility that attendance will be very low which costs districts a lot of money. Added to the fact that it is not worth the chance that there is an accident of any kind. It is my opinion that most people any more, and maybe always have, want to complain as much as possible when a situation inconveniences them. I wonder why our youth continue to struggle with taking responsibility for things they can and, at times, cannot control…poor examples at home.

  16. Spencercatfan
    8:37 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I live in a rural area and a lot of back roads are just wide enough for a single vehicle at best. I see the idiot saying that he or she would clean the road if given a plow. You can’t scrape ICE! These back roads never see a highway truck to clean them off and even if they did they are no match for ice. The roads have creeks and huge drop offs next to them. If the roads are ice covered I don’t want my kids in a bus and taking a chance being in a wreck. Everyone does not live in a neighborhood!

  17. Jeffrey
    8:42 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I wouldn’t want my child going out in that mess, I mean, seriously, would you want your pre-teen (maybe even younger) to wait out in the cold for the bus? In weather cold enough to give frostbite, in conditions dangerous enough for a driver to lose control of their car and run into your kid, potentially killing them or badly hurting them? Would you want to risk that?

    Education is very important, but there will be none of that if you have a injured or dead child.

    • Agree
      10:32 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Agree, And, not to mention, some children may not have warm shoes, coats or clothing in general. Prime example of people not thinking or caring about others….not to mention little children. Shame, Shame, Shame !

  18. Rod Steele
    8:57 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    “What happened to snow being a happy thing?”

    Seriously? The Internet of course, where everybody, including you & me, get to rave like lunatics & act like 20 comments on a web site that about 20 people look at really means anything.

  19. International Falls is where it's at ....
    8:58 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    The cold weather excuse is weak. It’s -8 in Winnipeg, and school is still on. Dangerous and slippery road conditions, on the other hand, is a valid excuse, but nothing that a plow and some road road salt couldn’t solve

    • Chuck Norris
      9:26 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      If the temperature is below 10 degrees, salt is useless by itself. If it’s mixed with calcium chloride, which I doubt Lexington-Fayette County has on hand, it can be used effectively at temperatures well below zero. So since it’s 5 degrees in Lex, road salt actually can’t solve it.

    • Do whut?
      4:32 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Congratulations are due Winnipeg I suppose. How wonderful for them that they have managed after 8 bazillion horrendous winters to get it down. Here in Central Kentucky, however, where Friday morning wind chills will be as low as -25 degrees we just aren’t quite as accustomed to the cold and ice. Incidentally, if the folks of Winnipeg collectively jumped off a cliff…

  20. Lori M
    8:59 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I attended high school in Geauga Co. Ohio. Average snowfall is 106 inches a year. Over the last 10 years the school the school has been closed three days. Hope all these kids and parents plan on living in the South forever.

  21. Rod Rhodes
    9:05 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Would love all the bitching parents to step inside one of the portables at Stonewall Elementary in Lexington when it’s this cold and I promise they’d have a completely different perspective on things.

  22. yargamel
    9:08 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    This is the mildest comment on this article.

  23. Heather
    9:16 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I’ve seen parents gripe about this in the Cincinnati area school districts as well. It is a health safety issue. You absolutely cannot have kids at bus stops for extended periods of time, much less have them walk to school in this garbage. And I haven’t even mentioned a ton of secondary roads are still packed with ice and snow. Buses are no good on those roads. I understand it is an inconvenience for working parents, but it is out of their control. Instead of telling the kids and school administrators to ‘suck it up’ they need to take their own advice and quit being selfish.

    • Rod Steele
      11:06 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      WTF are you talking about? Get a job & get to work. I’ve been out in the cold all week, nothing to it as long as you dress like your IQ is above 5, if not, maybe it’s time we thinned the gene pool some more.

    • Do whut?
      4:39 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Rod are you referring to schoolchildren as far as IQs above 5? Or is it necessary to explain to you that we aren’t talking about adults going to school. Congrats on your 6 points.

    9:31 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I was a freshman at UK in 08-09 during the infamous ice storm that crippled the entire state for who knows how long. Pretty sure there were only like two days of delayed starts and maybe one day of cancellation. I wouldn’t have GLADLY taken this cold weather instead of walking to class through a giant ice rink.

    • Rae
      10:08 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      I know a guy who used his ice skates to get to class during that. Fun times; my 8 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday professor wasn’t happy.

      I think the problem is that buses in Kentucky aren’t as equipped to deal with snow and slick roads as northern state buses. Neither are the towns, for that matter.

    9:34 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink


  26. 2009 Ice Storm
    9:36 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I caused delays at UK for 2 days; classes from ~11a-3:15p were still in session. Of course some students had classes during this window only, MUHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Al Roker
    9:44 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    This is ridiculous Lexington, grow a pair, it’s not Antarctica out there. And most kids in Fayette County don’t live hollers. Open the schools!

    • Al Roker
      9:47 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      *live IN hollers* (I’m outside on Limestone, my keyboard froze)

  28. MJ4UK
    10:01 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Bunch of POS internet heroes…when have you ever had to make a decision for someone else. Good call Fayette County, better safe than sorry. Those of you telling them to grow a pair, or think it’s a bad decision, take your happy ass outside at 630 and wait for the f’n bus.

    • Lexington 3
      10:08 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      Those people are not decision makers. Maybe a few middle management types sprinkled in there, but that’s probably about it.

  29. Lexington 3
    10:04 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    When you type “quit bring a bunch of diaper wearing sissys” is there anything about that sentence that looks right to you? And bonus points to all of the college students sounding tough when comparing themselves to second graders.

  30. Snow Days
    10:06 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Bullitt Co’s facebook page had to close comments because of nasty student/parent fighting about the decision to have school today. Parents cursing and students saying that the district is going to get them killed because the roads were so bad. Turns out everyone was fine today.

  31. BillWilliam
    10:10 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    To Sarcasm…. I lived in Minnesota for 3 1/2 years and yes they called school off for temps like these.

  32. Mysti Blue
    10:10 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I sure wouldn’t want my child standing out waiting on a bus in these temperatures.

  33. Please read comment #3 and #4
    10:32 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Comment # 4 (Huh?)

    That has to be some of the funniest comments I have ever read on this site. I literally laughed for a minute straight and my wife had to tell to shut up. My college roommate was from Eastern Kentucky and he had long stringy hair down to his shoulders. He always talked about drinking moonshine and shooting his .44 magnum off his back porch.

    Sorry UK J_B
    (comment # 3)

    • Walter Kronkite
      11:04 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

      The reply to “Huh” was the one that made me laugh. I laughed for a good thirty seconds when I saw that idiotic comment shot down.

  34. Easily Entertained
    10:46 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    You and your overweight wife are obviously easily entertained.
    Thinking you are funny or cute by using broad brush stereotypes….shows how stupid you are.
    Oh! and I will bet that you didn’t poke fun at your roommate to his face, actually would bet big $$$ on that. Lay off the Stroh’s beer and have your wife cut back on those Little Debbie snack cakes.

  35. Ukjpb
    11:04 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    There is no way the bus could make it up our street, it’s solid ice and everybody has their car parked at the bottom of the hill.

    • Ridiculous
      11:23 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      walk to bottom of said hill and catch bus.

  36. Rilo
    11:09 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Blame it on the decades of liberal sissification. People used to be strong with plenty of personal responsibility. Now we are weak, told that we need government to solve our problems and will file lawsuits at a drop of a hat.

    • Mom
      1:20 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Preach brother! Down with the pussificationism.

  37. LexParent
    11:30 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    Mary Queen Catholic school has been in session all week. Send your kids to private school.

    • Do whut?
      4:43 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      I believe the phrase your looking for is DRIVE your kids to private school. That is a worthless comparison.

    • Do whut?
      11:39 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      You’re looking for that is. That would be my public school education.

  38. CatWalk
    11:35 pm January 23, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t know about all those parents reasons but if my daughter and her friends to go back soon I’m getting a hotel room and my son and I are fleeing this coup!

  39. TC
    12:37 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Good call by FCPS. There is a big difference when it comes to elementary school kids versus big adults attending UK. Black ice is still out there on the steep hills of Fayette County. Imagine yourself driving a school bus with little kiddies on a freezing cold dark morning with the wind chill temps at -10 degrees, down a steep hill that looks like a ice skating rink. Also I ask, do they still not have seat belts on these busses? I guess not.

  40. Jeff Hamlin
    1:02 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    this is a message to that UK student telling everyone to suck it up: want a damn cookie for being so tough? do the world a favor and keep your mouth shut. And quit being such a self righteous twit.

  41. snowbird
    1:40 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Most districts use diesel buses. As an owner of a diesel vehicle, I must use an additive in order to prevent the diesel from gelling in cold weather. I do not know if it is too costly or just unavailable but I do know that this is a concern for districts. Consider wind chills below zero, a bus failure, and children that don’t have or simply won’t wear proper winter attire. Attendance is another costly issue for schools. Fewer students = less funding. I know many schools have also had issues with heaters, water pipes, electricity so on. These issues are not always broadcast to the public.

  42. beavis606
    11:03 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Sick of seeing endless FB posts from teachers praying for snow over and over. Then they get sick of being home with their own kids and want school back in. Same teachers then cry in late May when they are still in school.

    News flash! You work 100 days a year. Off all holidays, 10 weeks in the summer, and NEVER have to get out in bad weather. Teachers are some of the most spoiled people I’ve ever seen.

    • Do whut?
      11:41 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

      There are about 180 days of school a year and teachers aren’t paid in the summer.

    • Rachel
      9:54 pm January 25, 2014 Permalink

      Thank you Do Whut? I get so sick of hearing that. My contract is worked out to the number of hours I actually work during the school year. That is then spread out over a 12 month period. While we get paid over the summer we do not get paid for the summer. We only get paid for the hours that we work. So give that crap up.

  43. Drunken, Drugged Up Teenager
    11:14 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Whoahhhhh wait a minute duuuudddeeeeh, I just heard Spring Break is cancelled to make up these days??? That ain’t right maaannnnn

  44. NKYCAT
    11:23 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Group Hug Folks.
    Spring is coming….54 Days!

  45. BCPride
    1:05 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    I go to Boyle Co, and we’ve been out all week too. Although we have almost 50% of our students that live in the knob areas around Boyle County and its hard to get salt trucks up those roads when its icy. If a school system misses 10 or more days then they have the opportunity to not make up these days. So parents just need to suck it up and move on, it’s winter, this is going to happen.