Metro schools closed again Friday

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 1:50pm

Director of Schools Jesse Register said Thursday all Metro schools teachers are expected to attend a workday tomorrow and hopes to have all students return to school by Monday at the latest. Metro schools will again be closed for students on Friday. 

“We hope everyone will be situated by then, but we can’t delay any longer than that if the conditions are right,” Register said.

Register said he expects the state will sign off on an exemption to bypass making up all the canceled school days.

1 Comment on this post:

By: JZATN on 5/7/10 at 9:09

I'm wondering what environmental assessments are being done in the schools to ensure that the health of our children and teachers are not being placed at risk from mold, remnants of sewage, etc. I have spoken with a couple of teachers who say they have not seen any real testing in buildings where there continues to be strong odors and visible damage. I would think this would be a great opportunity for the district to show some foresight and ensure the safety of the occupants of the schools; the vast majority being young children, older and even pregnant teachers. Mold does not settle particularly well with them. How is the district protecting the health of our families -- not to mention themselves and the taxpayers from recourse?

Also, Dr. Register has sent out a missive that these days where teachers are only reporting should be used with a strong focus on assisting the teachers and communities; the administrator I'm aware of has the teachers doing the professional equivalent of a book report.