Growing up, my school would bring us in on days that they knew they should've cancelled because of snow, but they get funding from the state based on how many days and students they have, and a "day" means a student was there for like two hours or something. So, they'd bring us in, keep us there for a few hours, and then say "Oh, snow's still falling, we'll send you home now before it gets any worse" so they could get get that state funding for each student who showed up for those two hours for the day.There is a rumor going around my state regarding a scam that the public schools are pulling. So, the state has an annual deadline of September 18th for schools to confirm their enrollments. Those enrollment numbers determine funding for the next year.
The rumor is that schools are going to remain open for in person instruction until September 18, so they can count all of the students and then shut down for virtual learning for as long as possible so the teachers and administration can get a paid vacation again.
I believe it, my dealings with the local schoolboard during the pandemic so far have shown that their goals are to a) preserve their funding and b) justify zero layoffs.