Sunday, January 5, 2014
Barbara Byrd Bennet's response to the polar vortex descending upon Chicago was predictably indecisive and confusing, angering Chicago parents city-wide. Perhaps BBB's SUPES Academy training teaches that there are no excuses for the effects of a polar vortex. Her official statement was that "while all district schools are slated to be open on Monday, I strongly encourage parents to use their own discretion in deciding whether to send their child to school." Furthermore, "all student absences will be excused."
So basically, schools scheduled to be open, but students kinda/sorta don't have to come.
Thanks to Karen Lewis, however, for being the voice of reason.
Stay warm at home, CPS students and teachers!