This is a quick post, as re-districting and other things are much more important.
However it needs to be pointed out: DCSS is a bad neighbor. With thousands of non-teacher employees, whether Sam Moss staff, custodians, school police, etc., there is still snow and ice on many, many DCSS properties. DCSS owns more properties than any other entity than the county itself. It has a duty to be a "good neighbor", but that has never seemed to be a priority to the Central Office, whether under Halford, Brown, Lewis or Tyson. We all know the system and the county can't even agree on a memorandum of understanding to share facilities, which were paid for by the taxpayer.
I drove down North Druid Hills Rd. today, and saw a young woman slip and fall on the sidewalk in front of Adams Stadium that is as icy today as it was on Tuesday. A movie is filming at the old School of the Arts/Elizabeth Andrews Center, but that long stretch of sidewalk hasn't seen any attention. Ramona and Steve: Have you ever heard of "ice melt"???
I drove by other DCSS schools that have public sidewalks, and with a few exceptions, it seems like Ramona Tyson and former principal Steve Donohue now in charge of Sam Moss put little priority into being good neighbors and making sure the public sidewalks on DCSS property were addressed.
With the days off, it would have been a prudent use of resources to have all Sam Moss staff, custodians, and heck, even school police, to be out in force on Wed., Thurs. and Fri. clearing DCSS sidewalks and driveways. Maybe it's too much to ask to shovel, but at least use ice melt and hit trouble spots.
But that did not happen. Not sure what Sam Moss staff, school police, and custodians did last week other than enjoy an impromptu (paid) vacation.
I wouldn't be surprised if some schools still have icy patches of sidewalk and driveway on Tuesday morning. It is Sunday, a full week after the storm, and DCSS schools still have icy sidewalks and driveway entrances (???).
It's unacceptable, but it's the DCSS way.