Students left in the cold

I have kept my children home on 11 days to keep them safe and warm. Until teachers meet this basic need, how could I support them?

Teachers have gone too far. I am a 49-year-old father of six children. When I was in school, it was open to us all day.

I have a five-, nine- and 11-year-old going to Uplands Elementary. I have driven by the school when the temperature was -16 C, to see all the kids outside. I asked the principal about this and was told there was not enough supervision to allow the children in the school.

Furthermore, my child said all but one of the school doors is locked. How safe is this? The teachers are in the staff room safe and warm. They seem to not want to see a child during break time.

I have kept my children home on 11 days to keep them safe and warm. Until teachers meet this basic need, how could I support them? I agree with Mr. Lepine and Mr. Crossley’s comments in the March 14 issue.

David McKee

 

Penticton