Essexville-Hampton superintendent apologizes for not canceling school
BAY COUNTY, Mich. --Matthew Cortez, superintendent of Essexville-Hampton Public School has issued a public apology for not canceling school.
Our forecast called for rain showers to turn over to snow.
Our forecast also called for Bay County to receive between 1 to 3 inches of snow as well.
Cortez said the conversation regarding the decision to close school began at 4:30 a.m., but it was just raining in Bay County at that time.
A test drive was conducted at 5:30 a.m., the release from the superintendent said it was still raining then and no ice had formed.
The call for school to be canceled had to be made by 5:50 a.m, and the release states that icing and snow didn’t start to occur until about 6:15 a.m.
“I am truly sorry that the decision to hold school turned out to be so completely wrong,” said Superintendent Cortez.