Unpopular decision!

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  1. kcjo13

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    My daughters were supposed to have the next two days off for a teacher inservice (yes, one day after returning from break, but that's another thread). However, due to the cold, the inservice has been cancelled, and now they have to go to school the next two days!

    I am actually fine with this, because it is a pain in the rear to figure out what to do with them on random days off, but naturally the girls are NOT HAPPY! :lol:

    From what I hear, the teachers are not pleased either! But of course that's what they had to do; they'll reschedule it later in the semester.
     
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  3. gr3teacher

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    They... cancelled a teacher inservice because it's too cold... and are instead having the children go to school? Um... what?
     
  4. JustMe

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    Yeah. Huh?
     
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    I'm not sure I follow... Are the people doing the inservice trapped somewhere?
     
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    That makes no sense. Why would they cancel PD days and make them regular school days ... all because of bad weather?

    I would be angry too if I worked in that district.
     
  7. gr3teacher

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    I don't think so, since they're making up the PD days later.
     
  8. kcjo13

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    Yeah, when you guys figure this out, let me know.

    It is too cold for the teachers to go to their inservice, so instead everyone will go to school.

    Have I mentioned how happy I am that I don't work there anymore??
     
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    That's...so...stupid.

    :confused:
     
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    Amen. :confused: I always thought the purpose of cold days was to avoid having little children's cheeks exposed to the cold or to protect teenage boys who still insist they don't need a coat in -14 degree weather.
     
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    What I really don't understand is yes, it's cold here, but it's not like Minnesota cold. It's hovering around 5 degrees, of course worse with the wind, but not even a late start? We had one today. I'm just...confused. The inservice was at a school 25 miles away...
     
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    I'm guessing someone got... cold feet?
     
  13. MsMar

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    Wow. I've heard of crazy decisions before, but this definitely is one of the most ridiculous ones I have ever hear. Too cold for an inservice so let's have the children come to school??
     
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    I found a note in a backpack...says the instructors for the inservice were snowed in, about 70 miles away. Funny, because we don't have snow, but whatever...
     
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    Maybe they decided that driving to the far away school for inservice was dangerous, but the local roads were fine?

    Still a weird decision.
     
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    Kc, I got no snow here, but about 90 miles north, I have friends snowed in with school already cancelled for tomorrow.
     
  17. kcjo13

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    It was 40 degrees here today, no wind, no ice, no nothing! (I didn't even wear my coat-I hate winter coats and it has to be a lot colder than 40 for me to wear one!) Eh, it will all work out and they will get their days later this semester, it just struck me as funny! It was an awkward inservice time anyway, just 1 day after returning from break. But I know from taking this same inservice a few years ago that the presenters are in high demand and you take 'em when you can get 'em.

    ETA: I considered the thought that the presenters might be from a warm climate, not used to this brutal winter. So I looked them up, and nope-they're from New York. :lol:
     
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    Did the note said 70 miles away?
     

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