Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Kenosha Unified Schools Open -- Say What?

Despite last night's snowfall and this weather forecast:

Today: Periods of snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 33. Windy, with a northeast wind between 28 and 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.

The Kenosha Unified School District is virtually alone in having classes today.

Why such moronic lunacy? Check this out.

Next time you hear some school administrator or board member say they're in this for the children, feel free to tell them they're full of excrement.


Village People said...

My wife said same. Time to get rid of teacher's union? So who really runs the show?

Anonymous said...

I called the district to ask what genius thought it was a good idea to keep the schools open today- while they would not admit that they messed up, they tap danced around and in a round about way did admit it. What's the deal? They didn't have to make up the day they closed the schools and set the town on its ear for Bush to drive through the town.. Even Parkside & Gateway closed... But they have egg on their faces now- Milwaukee news blasted them and quoted the superintendant as saying "well it wasn't that bad this morning" UH?? Ever heard of a weather forcast? And what's the deal with the Teacher's Union running the show? We are the taxpayers- we pay for this, where is out best interest?

RAG said...

I agree it was a boner not to cancel classes. I think they were hoping (since Wednesday is an early dismissal day) to beat the worst of the storm which was projected to commence after 6 a.m.

The union really isn't running the show or a culprit here. Apparently the contract has provisions for only a certain amount of "snow days" and anything beyond that needs to be negotiated.

Sounds like something that will need to be fixed in the next contract.