Levels of Distractibility: Who cares? = *. Some people will be distracted from your meaning: = **. Many people will be distracted from your meaning: = ***.
Question: What's wrong with, "Due to the snow, school was canceled?"
Answer: Take my word for it. Always use "Because of...." In only one situation is "due to" correct. It would take too much grammatical explanation to tell you why. And, after reading that explanation in The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, I'm not sure I understand it. Even that "Bible" of usage throws its hands in the air and says, "...the needed phrase is almost always 'because of.' "
Rating of Distractibility: **