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

Officer in nurse arrest was reprimanded for sex harassment

Is anybody wathching Trump on TV?

Hillary Clinton: Women Only Voted For Trump Because Their Husbands Told Them To

Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has ‘Gone Missing’

Cops Execute Student for Holding a “Tiny” Multi-tool

7 Best Video Sites, YouTube Alternatives

Hobby Lobby’s ‘offensive’ decoration

America's Broken System: Left & Right Authoritarianism

Workmen Allegedly Find Bone Fragments of Saint Peter Inside Medieval Altar in Rome

"Shut down ICE!": Amnesty activists shout down Pelosi over DREAM deal with Trump

Hillary Clinton still wants to challenge election results

An Unworthy Pope

Hollywood is finished - TV ... in the sense they influence - steer the public --- for the exception of the uninformed zombie radical left communists Antifa types.

Video shows purse snatching from elderly woman in scooter at Burbank Ralphs

Profs: Boys are better at physics because they play ‘pee games’

NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY(Ann Coulter)

Trump Let a Kid Mow the White House Lawn. Idiot Asks: What About Child Labor Laws?

Kim Jong Un - Rocketman

Catholic Internet poster -God raised a lizard and a mouse from the dead because I said please. Claims God healed his broken neck and spine. Also says Christ does not treat Christians' diabetes or cancer. He let's them bear that cross, die

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

Should You Tell the Cops You Have a Gun?

WHY "FAITH ALONE" SALVATION IS WRONG! (From a Protestant)

83-Year-Old Grandpa Saves the Day By Pushing Suspect Off Roof

Liberals sick of the alt-left are taking 'the red pill'

My Father Died This Morning

Another Reason for the Electric Car Push?

The 28 States Where a Little Pot Can Still Send You to Jail

When cops commit armed robbery

How Bullwinkle Taught Kids Sophisticated Political Satire

Seeing Is Not Believing: Steel and Concrete Became Mid-Air Dust on 9/11

Rosie O’Donnell’s ex Michelle Rounds dead in apparent suicide

Praying repetitive words using Rosary beads is forbidden

Trump Extends Post-9/11 State of Emergency

The commie push leaves standing what it will

15 September 2017 Charles Spurgeon Devotion

Shapiro to Antifa: America is laughing at your inferior intellect, you know

Sweden Releases Sex Guide for Migrants Explaining Why Rape Is Wrong

Mayor: Investigation found arrest of nurse broke policies

Police culture questioned after phone recordings come to light

Tucker Carlson on DACA and Shamnesty

Trump Backpedals on Amnesty Deal After Massive Blowback from Base

Rand Worries Trump Has Caught ‘Potomac Fever’ in Pursuit of DACA Deal

A "Read-My-Lips" Moment for Trump?

"WHO AM I TO JUDGE A GAY PERSON?" says Pope Francis

Old Think

Janet Reno, American Saint

Curse of the Woke Conservatives

isn't time we put a stop to this?

NFL TV Ratings Slump Again

Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens


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: 924

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