Parents criticize school district for having class

School Bus snow
School Bus snow

WICHITA, Kansas – With the messy roads and cold weather, some parents criticized the Wichita school district for having class.

As a result, USD 259 is reporting an 80 percent attendance rate compared to the usual 90 or 95 percent.

Spokeswoman Susan Arensman says the district decided early this morning to have school because only a couple inches of snow was expected.

By the time more came down, it was too late to cancel class.

Some buses ran up to an hour late. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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