Schools start late due to snowstorm; almost no one complains, except Max Roth and Brett Benson

Posted at 8:00 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 22:00:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Add up all of the students in Davis, Canyons, Tooele, and the parts of Granite that postponed class start times because of snow on Tuesday, and well over 115,000 Utah kids went to school two hours later than usual.

The postponement was a corrective, hoping to help parents and children avoid dangerous and busy roads, but those two hours encroach on the working schedules of many parents.

Must have caused big problems, right?

Apparently, wrong.

"It actually helped, yesterday was really hard to get out with all the snow," said Danielle Varella as she dropped her children off at Bella Vista Elementary School in the Canyons District.

Another mom, Rachel Langi, was inconvenienced, but not complaining at all.

"I had to cancel what I normally do, take my kids with me to get my nephew so I could drive them with me, and they were a little late because I couldn't get back in time to start at 10:45," said Langi.

On social media, FOX 13 also primarily received comments supportive of the delay or suggesting the schools should have just declared a "snow day," though there was the occasional person saying Utah is too tough for snow days.

"Oh please, they never closed school when I was going to school, and we had tons more snow," said viewer Terrie Mathis in a Facebook post.

So the only people FOX 13 found to complain about the late start were the reporter writing this story, who took his kids to Grandma's house for the day, and Brett Benson, who would have gone skiing if the kids were in school on time.