Wednesday, June 04, 2008

snort

Here's a classic example of why technology will never replace people...

We have had strong storms in the DC area last Wednesday. Power outages, tornado/es. The kids were trying to get home in the thick of it. Reedy Girl's bus driver actually made them get off in the pouring rain, thunderstorm, and high winds. In the worst of the weather...

Late Wednesday evening, AFTER Reedy Girl walked home in 50 mph winds (the bus driver made them get off IN the storm!!) we get an email. The school system, in all of their their tender mercy, sent out this...

-----Original Message-----
From: MCPS QuickNotes
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:17 PM
To: MY ADDRESS
Subject: Students May Arrive Home Late Due to Weather

Greetings, K&d

Due to inclement weather in the area today, Wednesday, June 4, buses may be late and

student walkers may be dismissed late from school. Our top priority is student safety.

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© 2005-2007 Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville Maryland

www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org

1 comment:

jonskifarms said...

Kind of crazy to get off the bus in a thunderstorm, but I did read something recently where they were telling people to get out of vehicles in a tornado situation.

Whatever the reason, what happened sounds absurd. Time to re-examine and re-communicate some policies!