WA Schools Reopen After Snow Storms

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 6:14 pm
By: News 9

Spokane Public School students finally returned from winter break Tuesday and 
some parents aren't happy about the decision.

More than two feet of snow covers sidewalks, so many students were forced to 
walk in the streets this morning.

Parent Tudy Calvert escorted her children to school to make sure they were

"It's difficult going and it's icy and you're right in the road," she says.

"I don't understand why school was closed yesterday because now we're sending 
our kids out in it and it's not better," says parent Patrick Brown.

Most schools had their own sidewalks clear before kids arrived. But we found 
plenty of parents who didn't take any chances and just drove their kids to 

The school district and City of Spokane are asking homeowners to shovel 
sidewalks and urging driver to be extra careful around schools.