Parents hammer Cobb school board over storm response - CBS46 News

Parents hammer Cobb school board over storm response

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It's been nearly a week since a winter storm caused a transportation nightmare in metro Atlanta and many parents are still angry over how the Cobb County School District handled the situation.
"There was no  communication at all from the Cobb County School District other than snowflakes floating on the website page. That is the only communication we had," said Lisa Morchower, a Cobb County parent.

On Monday night some parents whose kids were trapped on school buses during the storm criticized the district's decision to keep schools open, and questioned the superintendent's decision to leave work early.
"I think it is inexcusable. Shame on him really. My child is on a bus at 10 p.m. and he is at home safe? That is awful," said Sandy Goldstein, a Cobb County parent.
"I was in touch with my staff making decisions the whole time. They were keeping me informed until the wee hours of the morning, until 3 a.m.," said Dr. Michael Hinojosa, the Cobb County School Superintendent.

Hinojosa said the district will look at ways to improve how it responds to winter storms, but overall he said he was pleased with how things unfolded. But that is not what some parents wanted to hear.
"If they can close the schools for cold weather, they can close the school when snow is coming," said Goldstein.

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