NC School Closings and Waiting Times: How Long to Wait and How to Plan Your Trip to the School in Your Area article The National Center for Education Statistics released its annual School Closures and Waiting Time Index (SCTI) data for 2017.
It was compiled by comparing the number of school closures and waiting times at all of the nation’s public schools in January 2017 with the number reported in January 2018.
The SCTI provides a snapshot of school closures and waiting time across the nation.
In 2017, the average number of closures and waits in the US was just under 200 per month.
However, the NCES data showed that the number had more than doubled in the past year, from 844 closures and wait times per month in 2017 to 1,976 closures and delay per month, or over 17,000 per month by February 2019.
The SCTII showed that there were 2,957 schools in the United States that reported closures and delays in February 2019, or 6.6% of the total.
NCES also released a chart showing the increase in the number and number of schools that reported delays during that period, which were up by 1.5%.
The data from NCES also showed that schools that did not report any closures or delays in December were experiencing a decline in attendance.
According to NCES, the number who were in the lowest third of their districts in the SCTIs wait times were 1.3% of students in the highest third.
So if you are in a school district that reports a closure or delay in your district and you are not at home when your child attends class, you can get some comfort in knowing that there is at least a 50% chance that the closure or delayed event will occur.