Weather is parents’ call |

Weather is parents’ call

I have lived in Nevada County for close to 10 years. I am the mother of a child in Gold Run School. My son gets nothing less than the best education and care from his school, teacher, and everyone responsible for seeing that he gets home safely. I am his mother. I am ultimately responsible for his safety, and when the weather gets bad and becomes unpredictable. I am “online” at 5:30 to 8:15 a.m. and looking at the conditions, on a minute-to-minute basis to see if it is safe to venture out. My suggestion is: Why not take the time to check conditions on your own instead of relying on the schools, and transportation companies, to do so for you? I drive my son to school every day. If the weather is looking threatening, I wait it out. If it doesn’t clear up, and is snowing, or hailing, we’re safer at home. Ultimately, I am his mom, and I am the person that is responsible for his safety. The weather up here is not predictable, You have to be “on your toes,” or you will have a problem … or worse, a kid out there trying to get home in a snowstorm.

Camille Vionne Fidiam

Nevada City

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User