Souris closure was right decision

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Editor: Often, about several matters, I have said to myself "should write a letter to the editor," however, I have never done so until now.

I am referring to the schools opening on January 2, 2014. It has to be the most ridiculous decision, lacking in common sense, to send "children" to school on this day.

First, is there not a rule against sending children out in such frigid temperatures?

Second, on that note, we are talking about some very small children, some who may not have adequate clothing, and yet others who must walk, either to school or to a bus stop to catch their bus. Not everyone can stay indoors until the bus arrives as suggested by the English School Board to parents (rather than just cancelling school).

Third, some buses were delayed an hour and a half, beyond the one- hour delay; I wonder what the exorbitant cost of getting all those late buses up and running will amount to?

Fourth, just what were the kids going to learn today with all the havoc going on? Just how cold it is outside?

Bravo to the Souris family of schools for their decision to close.

Tracey Duguay,

Stratford

 

Organizations: English School Board

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