[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

MINUTES FROM MASS MURDER Suicide bomber Salman Abedi caught on CCTV in lift to Manchester Arena wearing £300 Nike trainers with his hand on trigger of homemade device moments before killing 22 innocent concert-goers

A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Trump

Merkel vs Trump: German leader warns that Europe can no longer rely on Donald's America and says its leaders must take 'destiny into our own hands' after stormy G7 Summit

Scoop: Trump tells confidants U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says 'I ain't fit to live'

Milton Friedman: The Rise of Socialism is Absurd

President Trump congratulates himself as he recounts his ‘home run’ overseas trip to U.S. troops in Italy

Reports: At Least Three Anti-Trump Leakers Identified, Referred to Proper Authorities, Expected to Be Fired Soon

Poland to EU: We won’t be blackmailed into taking your refugees

Merkel Mad: Donald Trump Declines to Endorse Paris Climate Agreement

Trump of Arabia

How Worried Should Jared Kushner Be?

BREAKING NEWS - Jared Kushner 'wanted secret communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin using Russian diplomatic facilities in the US'

Kushner wanted secure line with Kremlin before inauguration

US Plans First Ever (fake NORK) ICBM Intercept Next Tuesday

BOOM! Egypt launches air strikes against Islamic militants in Libya over attack on Christians!

I can no longer have Yahoo as my main page.

Author: John Lennon ‘Murdered by CIA-trained Killer to Stop ex-Beatle Radicalising Youth’

A Soft Coup: Is it already a Fait Accompli?

Two White Women Forced to Close Burrito Shop Because of “Cultural Appropriation”

Law Enforcement 'Training And Expertise' On Parade!

Alaska Cops Fight for the Right to Sexually Exploit Prostitution Suspects

Video shows deputies forcibly removing elderly woman from train station seat

Meet the Real Jared Kushner

NBC Confirms Jared Kushner Is Now Focus of Russia Investigation

Asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion ‘could transform global economy’

UPDATE 2-House panel chairman says FBI declines for now to meet request for Comey-linked documents

4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Labour Manchester Mayor Says Suicide Bomber ‘Not a Muslim’

The GOP Hypocrisy Hall of Fame

Obama Praises Globalism in Berlin: ‘We Can’t Hide Behind a Wall’

Advertisers Begin to Pull Ads From Fox News' 'Hannity'

Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Says Amnesty Makes America “Safer”

VIDEO: Muslim aggression in Germany, whips cameraman, I’ll f**k you mother … everything. Believe me”

UK Government Harbored Terrorists Linked to Manchester Blast for Decades

Donald Trump Applauds Philippine Drug Crackdown

Cop Rips Out Window, Beats Driver, Arrests Family, for Asking Why He Was Stopped

16-Year-Old Commits Suicide After School Cop Threatens Him with Child Porn Charges

The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe

Farewell to OPEC

Isis tests chemical weapons on 'human guinea pigs', secret documents reveal

Media prepare for ... chance that Trump-Russia probe reveals --- 'nothing'

UN “Education” Agency Staffers Seek Probe of Communist Chief

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

Katie Hopkins reported to police for calling for 'final solution' after Manchester attack

New Movie Exposes Bilderberg

A Conspiracy Theory that became a “Conspiracy Fact”: The CIA, Afghanistan’s Poppy Fields and America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic

CIA Fueling New U.S. Drug Epidemic Using Cheap Afghani Heroin?; CIA, Obama Team Up to Hide Darkest Secrets

FORTRESS BRITAIN Manchester bombing triggers security crackdown with soldiers scrambled to patrol Westminster as they join armed cops in race to foil ‘imminent’ second terror attack


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Education
See other Education Articles

Title: School districts use `Act of God' days
Source: qconline
URL Source: http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=328755
Published: Mar 1, 2007
Author: Robin J. Youngblood
Post Date: 2007-03-01 21:18:31 by TLBSHOW
Keywords: None
Views: 879

Only an "Act of God" will keep kids from spending more days in school this summer.

Riverdale School District in Port Byron has used up its allotted five snow days and now is using "Act of God" days that won't have to be made up at the end of the school year. Those missed days are caused by events no one has control over, such as the weather.

Wednesday was the third consecutive day Riverdale students didn't attend school due to power and water complications that resulted from the weekend ice storm.

Rock Island County regional superintendent Joe Vermeire said districts must have those "Act of God" days approved by both the regional office and state board of education. The district superintendent details to both offices why canceling school was necessary.

"We haven't used `Act of God' days in years," Mr. Vermeire said, adding that none have been used within the last 10 years.

Due to the power outage over the weekend, Riverdale superintendent Ron Jacobs said a coil in the motor that operates the well pump malfunctioned. It wasn't until Wednesday morning that Mr. Jacobs found a replacement part, but the pump can't filter water until the electricity returns.

Without water the district couldn't teach classes "for the safety of the children," he said. According to Mr. Vermeire, only a couple thousand gallons of water remained in their storage tank. Also, district buildings still are without power for periods of time - being on one minute and off the next.

"We started the day with full power, but since 9 a.m. have been without power again," Mr. Jacobs said, and then the phone line went dead.

From his cell phone, Mr. Jacobs said he hopes power will return to the schools soon.

"I'm thinking positively," he said. "I do know that MidAmerican is aware of the problem. I believe there are some lines in front of our middle school that are causing the problem."

Power outages and poor road conditions have affected other primarily rural districts such as Sherrard and Rockridge. Schools were canceled there Monday and Tuesday due to power outages and road conditions. Cambridge, Rockridge and Orion canceled schools Monday. About 16 districts in the Quad-Cities area didn't have school Monday, and a handful still were out on Tuesday.

Sherrard and Cambridge both have used all their five snow days. Sherrard's last day of school now will be June 7. Cambridge and Riverdale both will end school May 30.

The Phoenix Program, an alternative school for junior and high school students in Carbon Cliff, has been closed since Monday because it didn't have power. Principal Michelle Hammond said Wednesday power was restored early in the afternoon but the furnace wouldn't light and there was eight inches of water in the basement since the sump pump didn't have electricity. She's hoping to have school today, however.

Because they've also used all five snow days, the last day for students there will be June 1.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com