1.17.2007

Dallas ISD

Cat fight. It looks like there was some craziness this morning regarding Dallas ISD. First, the administration was dumb enough not to call off school and, in a dumber move, failed to issue an official statement of "We Are Open." Then things got more confusing when "a media outlet" announced that the school system would be closed. Come to find out that it was WFAA/Channel 8 that incorrectly announced that the Dallas ISD would be closed. Tonight, Channels 4 (already) and (presumably) Channels 5 and 11 will have a Happy Good Time pointing their collective fingers at BELO/WFAA/Channel 8.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dumb move, DISD. It was WORSE down there than up here in Wise County, and they tried to keep school OPEN?

Anonymous said...

School attendance in urban areas is localized. You walk or drive a short distance, rarely getting on highways or overpasses. The ground streets and ground thoroughfares in the Dallas area were wet, a little slushy, but OK for driving. Not many hills to get up. It was not stupid for the DISD to remain open, nor should they have to announce each day that there will be school. Lot of families in DISD have two working parents or single parents, and a small factor in DISD's decision is the impact closing schools has on families. So, they consider the extent to which driving around is OK and the extent to which parents will be expected to work and put in a bind regarding leaving kids at home. If the roads are O.K., it's better for all to have school. In Wise, where kids have to travel greater distances and there's bridges and hills and killer rock trucks...different situation.

Anonymous said...

It was only bad on the interstates. You don't drive to school on the interstates in a city. 7:11, did you drive around in Dallas yesterday morning as I did? Blog not when you know not.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line: how many problems did they have getting students and busses around Dallas? I didn't hear about any.

Anonymous said...

dallas sux, when the roads are dry also!

Anonymous said...

The safety of the students should be the most important issue. The superintendent himself said the roads were ok to drive, if you go slow. If you have to go slow on the roads, then school should have been delayed or closed. That's just my opinion. Being my opinion, I will not be bashing other people who are also entitled to their opinion. Last time I checked politeness is still proper.