January 29, 2013...ANOTHER poor decision made by our Jefferson and Shelby County Board of Educations. While due to possible dangerous weather conditions, our schools DID NOT choose to delay until around 5 am Wed. morning! Jefferson county colleges even delayed their classes up to 3 hours! All counties from Cullman County down to Tuscaloosa County delayed for 2 to 3 hours! The media once again, James Spann, said through the night that the counties were making the right, smart decision! He also said that they had not heard from only a few (the only ones left were Jefferson and Shelby). There were plenty of business also that made the decision to delay openings including banks! I personally did not even recieve a call from anyone about school delat till about 6:35 am...my kids would have normally gotten on their bus at 6:55 am. RIDICULIOUS again is the only word that i can come up with! Then we go back to January 17, 2013. This is a history that only these 2 counties carry! These are NOT the 1st of poor decisions made by several Board of Educations...about school closings! I write this NOT in concern of the snow but because of the roadways! It was announced that the roadways were clear...may have been..but NOT by the time a lot of parents were on the roadways, NOT by the time buses were on the roadways and in some cases NOT by the time buses arrived at schools! There were numerous wrecks, buses stranded on roadways or at schools! The news media could have not said it any better...Example: Jefferson Co. has FINALLY made the decision to close at 2. Keyword: Finally! The North Jefferson News said, Jefferson Co. has finally made the decision to close at 2. Again, keyword: Finally! This petition is in regards to the safety of our children, our bus drivers, our teachers and other facilty! EXAMPLE: How would you like to be a bus driver with that respondsability, how would you like to have a mom or dad that drives a bus (respondsable for getting to their buses, driving in possibly dangerous roadways, being respondsable for getting children safely home AND THEN get themselves back home safely)???? Another example: by the time schools were closed, some people could not even make it to their homes due to ice! I realize that there were no problems for some maybe even many of u BUT there were problems for many people as well. This is about the SAFETY OF THE COUNTIES AS A WHOLE NOT IN PROPORTIONS!
One last example: The bus on Happy Top Road...hit 2 ditches and almost flipped!
El Angela Lowe
This petition closed over 3 years ago
EVERYONE should sign this because we all have loved ones that we have to worry about! We all have to rely on our leaders in the Boards of Education to make decisions in the best for ALL that is...
EVERYONE should sign this because we all have loved ones that we have to worry about! We all have to rely on our leaders in the Boards of Education to make decisions in the best for ALL that is involved! I feel their are many peoples safety that go overlooked as well! I beg! As a daughter of a bus driver for her safety, as a parent with young children in school and as a friend to many that have teens that drive to school! We also have our police officials to concider, fire teams to consider and all emergency crews! This truly effects everyone! Your signatures can make a difference and possible save a life in the future!
Thank you for taking the time to read my petition and i pray you allow your hearts to lead you on this one!