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Published March 31, 2014, 06:55 PM

After last night's closing announcements, parents had mixed emotions about it today

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With how bleak the forecast looked yesterday, many schools decided to cancel last night.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With how bleak the forecast looked yesterday, many schools decided to cancel last night.

But when people in Fargo-Moorhead looked out their windows this morning, many were wondering… "why?"

Many parents are saying they wish their schools had waited until this morning to make the call, then students might have at least gotten half a day of school before the storm closed in.

But others say the potential of this storm was too dangerous - and they prefer the schools err on the side of caution.

“before the snow comes, we thought we'd all come get some energy out”

Sheryl Hauf usually has about half this many daycare kids during the day.

But this morning, she's in charge of 14 kids.

Sheryl Hauf/Sheryl’s Kids Daycare: "I'm hoping this is gonna wear them out, and we'll have a really good naptime."

Since DGF schools announced they would close for the day Sunday night, she had a little extra time to prepare.

But with five kids of her own, she's a little frustrated they are missing school again when the weather in the morning wasn't bad.

Hauf: "I understand they're trying to be proactive, but being a parent and now knowing that we've pretty much used all of our school days so they're now extending."

Several other districts called off school the night before - including Moorhead, Fargo, and West Fargo.

Viewers sounded off about the school closures on our Facebook page.

Michelle Hammer says "They should wait until they know for sure… the kids have missed school several times when it wasn't necessary."

Others stuck up for the districts, saying, "Better safe than sorry. No headaches trying to get home."

And Kris Sterton says, "This is always a no-win situation."

Hauf: "I wish they would've went a half day and then maybe made the decision so we'd at least get credited for a half."

A spokesperson for Fargo Public Schools says they don't take the decision to close lightly.

They try to make the best decision possible with the information they have, because the safety of students and staff is their highest priority.

The reason they called off last night was to give people more time to make arrangements.

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