Brother Rice is having a regular school day, tomorrow March 8th. Due to safety regulations and other concerns, school should be canceled.
Some voters could go as far as threatening or even harm our students. To help prevent this we should cancel school like the other thousands of schools and districts in Michigan including the ones in our local community.
As one of our teachers noted, Brother Rice has a requirement that every student must wear their I.D. Card, with that many people in the building it will be hard to keep control.
Also, many parents have the day off so it will become a bigger hassle to wake up and take their children to school while finding a baby sitter for younger children who have the day off. Then in the afternoon to go back and pick their children up creating a stressful day.
Many teachers and even some students want to express their morals and values by voting. Having school can and will greatly impact their chances of voting.
We have only had one snow day this entire year. We did not have a mid-winter break, so we should keep in mind we have many days that we have not used.
Laws that support this petition,
Mich. Comp. Laws § 168.744 (1); (3)
Mich. Comp. Laws § 168.931(1)(b)(iii)(k)
Both laws state that no person shall pursude their opinion about any candidate within 100 feet of the area that the polling is taking place. Some students may unintentionally express their values within 100 feet which can interfere these laws.
Please share amongst your friends and loved ones. As Brother Rice teaches us that we can make a difference and to let our voices be heard, let's really put it to the test and see their response.