How cold is too cold? When recess goes indoors

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  • MyChildrensKeeper Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 3:42 a.m.

    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.

  • TruetoBlue logan, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    Wow,very, very big turnaround. At least they' doing something fun.