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Manasquan, Belmar, Wall Schools Closed on Monday

Manasquan, Belmar and Wall schools all closed Friday because of inclement weather.
Mortimer Snerd February 03, 2014 at 10:23 AM
They keep falling for the weather "hype" - winter storm Maximus, my ass! Hope taxpayers have a rainy-day fund for this knee-jerk reaction every week... Skip spring break in order to finish the school year before July.
Wall Parent February 03, 2014 at 02:33 PM
I'm confused. What "hype" are you talking about? Is it not snowing where you are? I have about 6" of hype outside my office window. There were several cars that seemed to have slid off the roads today - were they staged? Are you upset that schools are closed?
BarbaraNJ February 04, 2014 at 07:08 AM
In Belmar, we went from rain to a blizzard in the blink of an eye. Couldn't believe how fast the snow was falling. No knee-jerk reaction here by closing the school, it was a smart move.
Rick Ricky February 04, 2014 at 07:25 PM
@Wall Parent, I am confused too! @Motimer Snerd, What "hype" The weather was bad. It turned real quick. Not to easy getting kids to or home when you have a 3 tier bus system dropping kids off or picking them up. Kids safety should be put first. They absolutely made the right call. Everyone who complains would be the first one suing if something happened to their kid and they didn't call school off. There was 112 accidents reported in Monmouth County on Monday from 7 to 2. That is without all the school buses and parents who drive their kids to school on the road. There was only one day that I would consider a mistake. That was the first one a while back that the weather station said it was going to be similar to the one we had Sunday into Monday. If anyone is to blame is the weatherman not the superintendent of schools. Keep it up Mrs. Bilenker. You are the only one who makes sense. Something this district desperately needs. Wall is definitely going in the right direction with you on board. Going by policies and rules. Not just letting everyone do what they want or make exceptions to the rules. Make the ones who need to be accountable for their actions or else. Thank You!

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