Monday, September 22, 2014

Elementary students will not attend Joplin High School ribbon-cutting ceremony

Word has been handed down from the C. J. Huff Administration that elementary students will not be bused to Joplin High School Friday, October 3, for the grand opening celebration, which will include speeches by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as well as the cutting of a six-and-a-half-mile ribbon.

The youngsters will still have to watch the ceremony. Apparently, it will be live streamed, enabling the kindergarten through fifth grade students to not have to miss out on history.

The decision was a complete turnaround from last week when elementary teachers were told they would be going to the high school.

The change in plans came after negative public reaction to having the elementary students have to stay at the event for what will likely turn out to be more than two hours (the time it takes to get everyone situated and then the event itself). Some parents were threatening to keep their children home that day.

Middle school students, according to preliminary plans, will still be attending, eating sack lunches at their schools and then leaving at 11 a.m.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats lucky they won't have to the
Vice Dumkopf and Wippy Huffundpuff.

Anonymous said...

Sorry left out ' to listen'

Anonymous said...

This is interesting, recent school pulled them as their faith based partner:
http://www.vocativ.com/culture/religion/heath-mooneyham-ignite/?page=all
Maybe another article all in itself.

Anonymous said...

I have some elementary school kids that were not going to be going. At this age it didn't make any sense. I am glad for the change of heart. I am sure it was Huff's idea, like the ribbon unless it was a bad idea and then it was the kids.

Anonymous said...

I don't trust them. They will say one thing and do another! Why should they have to watch him cut the stupid ribbon? Reminds me of Hitler!

Anonymous said...

Not my middle schooler...mine will stay home or go to work with me. It is completely unsafe and ridiculous! Nope, sorry Dr. Huff, you won't be getting my son as part of your "captive audience."

Anonymous said...

That whole group works just like Hitler and his followers.