Update: wouldn’t it have been better to start classes tomorrow, especially with how mild this Labor Day weekend has been? Please sign and share the petition!
There is plenty of momentum on the front to change the start date to after Labor Day. Why should you get involved? Here’s just one reason, from a comment left just last week:
Smiley Middle school 2nd floor was 103˚ by 10:30 this morning. By 11:30 the 2nd floor was 105˚ (that is with the school’s vent system and two fans going in the classroom).
Yesterday a student passed out at school and had to spend 4 hours in the emergency room from heat exhaustion and dehydration.
Here’s a petition that I’d like to ask you to sign to show your support for the change.
The link to the petition, if you’d like to share via email or Tweet or post to Facebook, is: http://www.change.org/petitions/dps-board-of-education-and-superintendent-tom-boasberg-change-the-school-year-calendar-2
A group of people is already starting to gather to offer public comment at our meeting on Thursday, September 15. Public comment starts around 6:30 p.m.
To get on the schedule, call the Board Office at 720-423-3210 by 5:00 p.m. on September 14.
Because we sometimes run late, if you’d like to bring your children (not a bad idea), please plan accordingly.