Dundee City Council says its schools will remain open today despite Scottish Government advice for people to avoid travelling.
An amber warning for snow covers most of the country and the Scottish Government had advised against travelling today. That led some councils to make an early decision to close their schools.
Falkirk and Stirling councils were among those who announced their closure plans early on Tuesday evening.
Fife Council also made its move on Tuesday, but waited until shortly before 10pm before telling parents that they would need to make alternative arrangements.
Dundee provided an update shortly after 6am, saying it would decide by 7am.
At 7.22am it finally confirmed it was going to keep its schools open.
It said: “All Dundee schools will be OPEN as usual today. The decision has been taken after careful consideration of the weather and road conditions. We will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day. Please follow our social media channels and website for latest updates.”
Despite the city’s schools staying open, all Dundee and Angus College campuses are closed.
All D&A College campuses will be closed today. Further updates will be posted here later. pic.twitter.com/JSXQhnFb46
— Dundee&Angus College (@dundee_angus) February 28, 2018
Some parents have criticised Dundee’s delay.
Should be discouraging all travel. It's not just getting them to school, it's getting them home again. Forecast is dreadful all day, you can't force people out to collect kids again later, it's a no brainer to close them.
— Mark Ellis (@Mrcento) February 28, 2018
Every other council has made their decision and you are waiting until 7am. That’s ridiculous. People need to know if they need to make alternative arrangements
— Lois Mac (@LoisMacGillivr2) February 28, 2018
This is ridiculous, only more snow is forecast. Most of us have jobs to go to and need to make arrangements!!
— Jenni (@jellyjelly40) February 28, 2018
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