LISD defends keeping kids in school Thursday despite weather

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Updated: 12/05/2013 9:55 pm
Many districts chose to release students early on Thursday afternoon, due to the winter weather. Lubbock ISD held to regular dismissal times and some parents were disappointed by administrator's decision to keep the students in school.

LISD superintendent Berhl Robertson said the district's bus drivers have been trained to get children home safe in these type of conditions. And unplanned early dismissals cause concern.

"We have 29,000 students," he said. "So we think it's real dangerous to take kids home early when parents may not be informed about it, and they have a place to stay."

Parents are allowed to take their kids out of school early with no penalty.
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rdsjw967 - 12/6/2013 12:44 PM
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So our schools are now just baby sitters! This type of mentality is part of the problem with education today. Schools are so afraid of lawsuits, they will not do anything out of the ordinary or SOP, even if it might be in the best interest of most pupils.
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