Published: Friday, Jan. 18 2013 6:35 p.m. MST
Wow,very, very big turnaround. At least they' doing something fun.
This should not be a schools choice, there are laws and regulations on the books
ruling when cold and wind chill and temperature become a threat to life and
these laws and rules should be adopted by the eduction system. Any meteorologist
can inform the schools and education system how and when to treat and protect
children, teachers, and any person from cold and exposure. These extremes are
all documented safety information for hot and cold and temperate climates and
its irresponsible that children are plagued with endangerment policy.Playing it by ear and at personal discretion is not acceptable policy.
Teachers need to read the laws on human exposure, authorized clothing, foot
wear, and emergency hypothermia treatment for these children. There are even
risk factor exposure for play ground equipment and sports equipment that all
have safe operating temp ranges of service. There are even risk factor
information for exploding trees and vegetation when temperatures affect their
physical condition.Wind chill and heat exhaustion should have
mandated standards/procedures according to the federal laws and OSHA safety
standards. Utah is a state of extremes that must be incorporated as policy and
stop this guess work and child endangerment.
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