Spokane School District to Parents: "We're Very Sorry" - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane School District to Parents: "We're Very Sorry"

SPOKANE, Wash. - Terren Roloff with the Spokane School District says the district was completely caught off guard by road conditions that had school buses stuck and school children waiting at bus stops for as long as 90 minutes.

Roloff says the district couldn't have foreseen the delays to school buses Thursday morning due to the conditions of the arterial roads and the weather forecast predicting warmer temperature.

This morning KHQ crews found a group of children waiting at a bus stop at Courtland and Mayfair. Their bus was suppose to pick them up at 9:09 a.m.. The children waited for almost an hour and a half and actually watched a bus drive by them before their bus finally arrived around 10:30 a.m..

Parents of the children who were at the bus stop were furious about the delay. They said that some children got tired of waiting and simply went home. Others played in the snow and were soaked by the time the bus arrived. Parents wanted to know why the roads weren't plowed and why the school district hadn't called for a late start for classes.

KHQ asked Roloff what the district would like to say to the parents of those school children. She said, "we're very sorry."

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