Defiance of bad weather needs to be challenged
After the last storm I had wrote a letter to the editor (Opening Schools Monday an Appalling Decision, Dec. 8), contacted a school board member and called board transportation co-ordinator Colleen MacMullin and superintendent Ed Davis ( who didn’t respond) to try to raise the importance of our children’s safety while they are being transported.
After Tuesday’s lack of judgment I can see it was to no avail.
The wind chill temperature was at minus 26, visibility was near zero and not a single road in the district was clear, yet MacMullin felt it was safe for our children to walk to the bus stops and stand waiting in the frigid temperatures and poor visibility for buses that don’t even have seatbelts.
She told me the process she follows is to call agencies such as the RCMP, regional police and the provincial transportation department to determine whether it is safe. If these agencies are giving her the green light, then shame on them, though I seriously doubt this is the case.
Davis and the elected school board must take an active part in reviewing what happened in these last two events to ensure that this doesn’t happen again. If you are concerned as I am, contact these officials to let them know.