Letter to the editor
Dec. 5, 2011
To the editor:
School closures are a huge inconvenience to all working families, not to mention the loss of a vital day of education.
Gone are the Normal Rockwell days where a stay-at-home parent was assured. Now, a school closure may very well mean the loss of a day for a wage-earner as well.
In case the school authorities did not understand this part when they came to Fairbanks, we live in a place where it is often cold in the winter, often snows, and sometimes the road conditions are not pristine.
Prior to last year, the schools had not closed in more than 30 years. Now they are shut for a fairly minor storm and near normal driving conditions. Could it be that the administration and staff, having closed schools for three days last year, have now got the taste for a bit of a midwinter break?