5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go: December 5, 2013

December 5th, 2013 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. Parents in Albuquerque will be able to have their kids opt out of the state’s new standardized tests. They will not receive letters to let them know about the opt out option. That was decided during a heated board of education meeting last night. APS School Board vice president Kathy Korte wanted a letter sent out informing parents that their students could opt out of the tests, but it was voted against in a 2-5 vote.
The New Mexico Public Education Department says the tests help schools see where kids stand academically.
4. The winter weather moved in overnight. Snow started to fall lightly at about 1 a.m. and continued to fall and pile up all morning long.
3. With the snow already here those roads could be a little dicey. To get a look at New Mexico road conditions click here.
2. The winter blast has caused a number of school delays and closures. You can also check here or visit KRQE.com’s homepage to see if your child’s school is closed or delayed.
1. Snow is here! It’s expected to fall mainly before 11 a.m. It’s expected to be partly sunny with a high near 38. East winds will blow between 5 and 10 mph and switching to the southwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation could reach 1 to 2 inches. Tonight there will be a 20 percent chance of snow with a low around 20. Wind will sweep in from the west around 5 mph.

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