As of Saturday, January 11, 2014
A small price
To the editor:
I felt a need to respond to the letter published on Thursday that called the school district lazy for calling a two hour delay. As a parent of three teenagers, I can certainly understand how this can affect the workday, but the school district is responsible for all children, not just inconveniencing one parent. A decision whether to call for a delay or a school closure is never taken lightly but must be made early in the morning. The buses usually rumble by my house between 6:00 and 6:30 in the morning. The Superintendent probably has to make her decision by at least 5:00 am so the drivers can be notified as well as teachers. I’m not sure what radio station she was listening to, but I heard it on both KODL and KACI radio. Wednesday’s weather was icy due to the freezing rain we had early in the morning, but was expected to warm up later on.
Inconvenience is a small price to pay in order to ensure that each child arrives safely. A car or truck is a whole lot easier to drive than a 55-passenger school bus on an icy road.
The school is responsible only for my children’s education, not being their babysitter.