Accountability is a good word. It means: be responsible, liable for one’s action. I am sure I have used this word many times — in fact, maybe too many times with my children and now with grandchildren. It is a word that provides some proof, evidence that we are responsible for our actions. It is a good word. We ask for individuals to be accountable. We want our government to be accountable. We want all of our institutions to be accountable.
The governor called off school and I say thank you, governor. For 19 years I served five school districts as the superintendent of schools. During that time, the most difficult decision to be made was when was the weather bad enough to call off school. In early days, the weather reporting was not all that good. I would call off school late in the evening and find the sun was out and the snow melting in the streets by mid-morning the next day. But today, weather reporting is extremely accurate.