Like MissScrimmage, our schools are always open although if roads are bad, school buses are cancelled. Teachers are asked to report to the nearest school if they are unable to make it to their own school. If they feel they are unable to safely get to a school, they are to call in to their school and they "could" be charged a sick day. I've never seen that happen, though, and suspect it would happen only if it was felt that the teacher was taking advantage of the situation. Even though my drive to school is less than 10 minutes, there are 6 closer schools I could report to if needed.