Slippery Rural Routes Lead To School Closure For Keystone School - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Slippery Rural Routes Lead To School Closure For Keystone Schools

Posted: Updated:
The superintendent of Keystone Schools near Sand Springs also made the decision to cancel class Tuesday, mainly due to a hill that leads to the campus. The superintendent of Keystone Schools near Sand Springs also made the decision to cancel class Tuesday, mainly due to a hill that leads to the campus.
It’s a slick hill they all face that factors in the most. It’s a slick hill they all face that factors in the most.
Keystone's superintendent, Rhett Bynum, said almost every student rides the bus and they pretty much all live out in the country. Keystone's superintendent, Rhett Bynum, said almost every student rides the bus and they pretty much all live out in the country.
SAND SPRINGS, Oklahoma -

Dozens of schools - including Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Muskogee and Sapulpa - have canceled class for Tuesday after snow covered much of Green Country Monday.

The superintendent of Keystone Schools near Sand Springs also made the decision to cancel class Tuesday, mainly due to a hill that leads to the campus.

It's a school district where the main roads really don't factor in to the decision, almost all the students who go to Keystone live off rural roads. It's a slick hill they all face that factors in the most.

News On 6 Live Traffic Map

The snow was non-stop, so it was the same for the salt spreader on the hill at Keystone Schools.

While the students, like 11-year-old Parker Haling, didn't seem bothered by the blustery blast…

“I'm wanting to go snowboarding,” he said.

Parents, like Ronnie Spurgeon, were singing a different tune.

“I'm ready for summer,” he said.

Spurgeon expected a dusting, so when the snow really started coming down he decided he'd better pick his boys up from school, rather than have them ride the bus.

“We actually live in Hound Dog Holler is the name of it,” he said with a smile.

It's a name that can make you smile, unless you're driving a school bus around Hound Dog Holler in the snow.

“The bus has to do a turnaround at the end of the road and they can't hardly get turned around without getting stuck, so we do this so they don't have to,” Spurgeon said.

Keystone's superintendent, Rhett Bynum, said almost every student rides the bus and they pretty much all live out in the country.

“We drove around last night at 10:30 to check the roads and we thought, have school and everything will be fine today, and as soon as we show up today it's snowing and it's picked up as the day's gone along,” he said.

Several parents checked their children out early, but Bynum said closing school early wasn't a safe option. So once class let out, even with a snow-packed parking lot, the wheels on the bus still had to go round.

“We have a lot of faith in our bus drivers,” Bynum said.

The superintendent said calling off class Tuesday was an easy decision to make.

Special Features

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

Health News

Find the latest health headlines & videos, plus get tips for healthy living.

Home & Family

Get ideas on spending more time with your family & improving your home life.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • 6 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.