Sour about the Extra Hour
This letter is in response to the recent decision to extend the school day in order to make up for our inclement weather days. We, the students at Jim Hill High School, believe the decision was made hastily and without regard for all parties concerned. Many students have after school responsibilities such as jobs, siblings, and practices that will be impacted if this decision is fully implemented. Parents will be inconvenienced in terms of transportation, child care, and their jobs. Academic instructors are put in a corner because they have other jobs, children, and oftentimes school that will be inadvertently impacted by this decision. Support staff does not get paid for working for this extra hour. The question becomes how are other school districts coping with this state-wide problem?
If you do not agree with the Board's decision join us in the fight against the extra hour!