Originally Posted by County Mike
If the forecast is showing a strong chance that driving the kids home at 3pm instead of noon will be a lot more dangerous, I don't have a problem with it.
I do get that as being 1 pro. But I think the cons to me are greater. 1 too many kids in our area already go home to no adult supervision. I bet most 8-12 year olds don't get out early and turn on the news and I doubt most of them know what to do in an emergency. it is not like the bus drivers are going to wait for a wave from an adult to make sure the kids won't be home alone. 2, most schools have greater distance and more layers between exterior walls and the hall (which is where kids down here go during tornado warnings) than do most homes, not to mention outside of the city limits there are a lot of mobile homes. and this one I'm not sure about yet but I think there would be a gerater chance of injury if you have kids all over town than if you have them grouped together. i'm still undecided on this since the adverse is the chance of having 100s of kids in the same built could be tragic if a major tornado hit.
if we didn't have so many kids around here with poor supervision on a daily basis I would likely not have this same opinions.