Sunday, September 21, 2014
Joplin R-8 officials planning to bus all students to ribbon cutting
That decision will create a nightmare for high school parking at the beginning of the day since, reportedly, a couple of parking lots will be closed off, forcing students to either park along the streets or walk to the school from the former Dillon's parking lot.
It also creates the necessity of at least one group of students, either elementary students or middle school students, to have to spend an extra hour at the high school since there are not enough buses to bring all students to the high school in one trip.
It also will require that sack lunches be provided for one of the groups. The district may also have to rent portable toilet units since some students are likely to be on the practice football field where the event is scheduled to take place for as long as an hour and a half.
The festivities are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., which will likely cause problems with the heavier noon hour traffic in the city.
With the vice president in Joplin, extra precautions will also be required to deal with Secret Service concerns.
And what if it rains?