AVON LAKE, Ohio-- For Avon Lake Superintendent Bob Scott, hindsight is 20/20.
"Oh, absolutely. Yesterday, if I knew at 6 o'clock what I knew at 7:30, we wouldn't have been in school," said Scott.
Avon Lake was one of the only schools in Lorain County open Wednesday, despite over half a foot of snow in some parts.
"It looked like the snow was going to go out on the lake. Then, unfortunately, around 7:30 the snow moved back onto land from the lake and we got a really bad snow squall. It got messy," said Scott.
The district was able to bus all students into school and home from school without any major problems.
Still, many parents were surprised their kids weren't kept home from school.
"I was definitely surprised because my son goes to the high school," said Bobbie George, parent.
"Everyone else was off yesterday. All you had to do was look outside and see it was horrendous," added Kelly Sleasman of Bay Village.
"In hindsight, we would have never sent the kids to school," said Scott.
According to Superintendent Scott, he's had anywhere from 20-30 emails and phone calls from parents wondering why he sent them to school.
On the flip side of that, Scott says he's also gotten phone calls from parents applauding his decision to continue class.
"Look, normally I think they make the right call. But yesterday was definitely a mistake," said George.
A mistake that Superintendent Scott said he will use when making future decisions about shutting down school.
He said, lesson learned. "If we do make a mistake, we want it to be on the side of caution. I, of course, take responsibility for the decision, whether good or bad. I don't like bad calls. And we will keep working harder to make sure we don't have them," said Scott.
Avon Lake has used four calamity days.
By the way, they are not alone.
The nearby Rocky River School District also had school yesterday and the superintendent also sent a letter home to parents, assuring them of their children's safety.