Monday, September 22, 2014
Elementary students will not attend Joplin High School ribbon-cutting ceremony
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.