March 27, 2013

Good Friday

The local fishwrap, as well as the various web-based neighborhood news and information sites posted this school district press release yesterday:
School closed Friday, March 29
Students in (Local) Independent School District will be out of school on Friday, March 29. The doors to all schools and offices will close at the regular time Thursday, March 28, and reopen at the regularly scheduled time Monday, April 1.  
For additional information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Department...
Wow.  Is it just me or did these overly politically correct wonks go well out of their way in trying to avoid mentioning any sort of a holiday associated with this Friday?

My kids go to an exceedingly liberal minded school, but they still had the foresight to call it a "Bad Weather Makeup Day" with the explanation that if there was no missed day to make up, it would simply be a "Student Holiday".  The district above describes the day off in such a way that it makes you wonder if there is a gas leak or something.  It isn't at all worded in a way that makes it sound like this was a planned day off - even though it has been on their calendar for over a year.

We didn't get to this point by accident - and only we can fix it.  My friend Kerrcarto posted a scary reminder on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, something to effect of:
"Your local sheriff is the highest ELECTED law enforcement official in the country."
Don't spend so much time wailing about national politics that you forget the power in your vote at a local level - county, city, school district - all of these people are making (stupid) decisions that affect you and your family.   There are elections around here in May, which is just enough time for people to attend a couple of local meetings before going to the polls and trying to make a decision.  Get involved! 

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

Our school district avoids that issue by calling all non-school days "student holiday."

Christmas break = "student holiday."

Spring Break = "student holiday."

Even the day off they get for the county livestock show and rodeo (hey, it's rural Texas) is labeled "student holiday."