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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Schools closed on account of sunshine

The Kingston schools are CLOSED today? Are you freakin' kidding me?!

We get barely an inch of snow overnight, Kingston (and several other local school districts) announce a two-hour delay, the sun comes out around 8 a.m., the temperature rises above freezing, virtually all of the snow on the roads melts, and the Kingston schools ... CLOSE?!

This is insane even for this district, whose dubious record of unnecessary closings and delays is nothing short of legendary.

And it's worth noting: Parents don't like having their mornings screwed up twice in a matter of two hours. Going from a regular schedule to a two-hour delay is enough of a bother; but then going from a two-hour delay to a closing while still trying to make the first adjustment is downright aggravating.

Every other school district in the region that announced a two-hour delay this morning managed to stick to that schedule. Why Kingston couldn't do the same is beyond comprehension.



Blogger Kingston School Taxpayer said...

Is anyone being held accountable for this decision? Maybe an in depth story is required here!

January 18, 2008 at 12:53 PM 

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