Early Dismissal for All Groton Schools, No After School Activities Due to Impending Storm

No word yet on Wednesday but perhaps you should plan on it.

Due to the forecasted severe weather conditions for this afternoon, 1/21/14, Groton Public Schools will be dismissed early today.  All after school programs and activities have been cancelled.

This includes Grasso Tech.

John S January 21, 2014 at 07:22 AM
Apparently, the new superintendent has yet to learn the lessons of past superintendents. And that is: you can't trust the weatherman. Not a flake to be seen, yet schools are already dismissed early.
Rick McDonald January 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM
What would your comment have been if he had waited until it started snowing to dismiss and one of the buses got into an accident because of slippery conditions?
John S January 23, 2014 at 09:59 AM
It would have been one of sadness and concern. However, the overabundance of caution in the school system has left us using more rain and cloudy days than snow days. This wreaks havoc on summer planning for students, families, and teachers. Additionally, it breaks up the school schedule and puts stress on students and teachers trying to make up work that falls out of sync with the curriculum. All because of shoddy forecasting and fear of lawsuits. Accidents with school buses happen every day. The roads need not be slippery to be a factor in an accident.
Rick McDonald January 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM
As I see it the early dismissal is not the problem rather it is a symptom of the problem. The problem is Civil Litigation which has resulted in rampant "fear of lawsuits" as you noted. Address the problem and the symptoms will take care of themselves. This is my opinion
John S January 24, 2014 at 01:03 PM
And I completely agree with your opinion.


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