Why do these Topix forums have so many people just looking to jump at the chance to flame someone for their opinions? There concerns. And everyone one of you like this is so narrow minded and one sided it is sickening...and you don't even bother taking the time to read what people post, nor take into account what they are trying to say.
How can a school draw a line at making a call at 5:30 am? And if that is strict policy...how come a few weeks back, while my kids were waiting for the bus, we learned at that time school was delayed? If that decision was made at 5:30 am, wouldn't the media have reported it, like it always does? My wife checks for closing, delays every morning when the weather is bad. And checks more than one source.
There are statements on the letter posted on the website, as well as sent home that were obviously not followed this past Monday and Tuesday.
And I would also like to add, what or why did the school decide to send this letter home this Tuesday? There had to be a reason for it.
Listen, nobody once has said we should close school everytime it snows people. Where in the heck did that even come from? Oh, I know, just to be a jerk. Yes, that is right a jerk.
You tell me, that you didn't consider the road conditions on Monday and Tuesday to be hazardous. Come on, do it, say something else that is completely wrong, or opposite to start a fight.
I am not here to point fingers at anyone. Because yes, there are a ton of factors that were involved in this tragic accident. And yes, it could have happened at anytime, and to anyone.
The fact of the matter here all you negative people, is that this past Monday and Tuesday the Holland Patent School District paid no attention to the safety of its students or faculty by not even delaying school to allow the roads to be cleared, or for them to become a little less dangerous.
We had two straight days of bad road conditions, and HP didn't even flinch. Is it wrong for anyone to wonder why after Monday's accidents with buses sliding off and all over the road, that when Tuesday roads were just as bad that nothing occured?
Why is this so hard for some of to see. No, you can't see, instead flame everyone for having that concern.
Why? You don't think the safety of the kids are important? You don't think Monday and Tuesday road conditions were that bad to at least delay school?
The response to school not being delayed on Monday was due to an ice storm hitting us at 8am. Really? So when I left for work at 8am on Monday, my entire truck and driveway where covered in ice in a matter of seconds? Wow, never seen that happen before! They knew it was coming, it wasn't a surprise. Heck, they can cancel school a day before a storm hits, but they can't when it is happening at that moment?
I went to school in this area, I remember going to school, lining up to drop of the middle school students only to have the school send us back home. Fact of the matter, the call to send the kids home can happen at anytime.
Does that present issues and troubles with parents? Sure. But again, the bottom line here people is safety. Of which HP definitely turned the other cheek on this week. And that letter trying to cover their butts on the decision holds no water. Because it is obvious they didn't follow the majority of their supposed factors on their decision to cancel or delay school.