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POSTED AT Feb 22 08:10PM
Jefferson County Schools
2 HOUR DELAY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
I cleared my driveway which is 150 feet long on a downhill slope and it was actually very easy to clear myself. What I did not clear melted away by the sun. This evening the driveway is dry.
My Community is cleared because our HOA has arrangements to have it cleared from snows like the one we just had last night.
The roads in our neighborhood are cleared, even those that twist between the farms and fields.
So, why is their yet another 2-hour delay tomorrow morning for Jefferson County Public Schools?
According to what I usually hear, it is because of one particular Community in the County called Shannondale. From what I have heard of this old community is that it is very hilly and that the HOA rarely gets the roads cleared after snowfalls.
Why is it that Jefferson County cannot come up with a system where the majority of the County Schools can operate on schedule and let Shannondale work out their own make-up arrangements.
With the tragic reports on how poor West Virginia school children do with their education, how can we afford to have so many days out of school? Many of which can be attributed to one single community in the County.
The administrations says that they have a minimum number of days they are required to have classes and that all of these missed days and late starts still allow for the County to have this minimum. Seems to me that our kids need to have the maximum number of days available to them, not the bare minimum.
So, is there any truth that Jefferson County Schools could be open more days if they segmented Shannondale area schools to a different policy?
I am not writing this to pick fights with Shannondale but rather to question the reasoning of Jefferson County’s Board of Education. The head of the Bus Depot tells the same story, that most of the County is fine for their buses but due to Shannondale, the County bases it’s overall decisions.
Why are we not starting on time tomorrow morning?
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