To think this is getting beyond a joke now? School closed

(27 Posts)
altinkum Mon 26-Nov-12 12:44:21

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Mintyy Mon 26-Nov-12 14:57:52

I think op might be in Scotland.

Nancy66 Mon 26-Nov-12 14:47:07

but the school would be shut in August anyhow wouldn't it?

Mintyy Mon 26-Nov-12 14:44:43

I don't understand. Do you mean 8 whole weeks since the summer holidays?

ENormaSnob Mon 26-Nov-12 14:42:08

They were off 8 weeks due to the weather? shock

That is farcical.

WilsonFrickett Mon 26-Nov-12 14:41:37

I would definitely be complaining to the council about this. There must be emergency funds for this sort of thing. What's the Parents' Council saying about it?

You could try seeing if the Local Authority would be interested in this.

And if they've been closed for so long, then surely they'll have saved money in their budget towards drainage repairs simply by not spending so much on stuff like supply teaching, resources, etc.

altinkum Mon 26-Nov-12 14:09:34

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altinkum Mon 26-Nov-12 14:07:34

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altinkum Mon 26-Nov-12 14:06:51

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I went through the floods of 2007. Sandbags are pretty useless. Only proper flood barriers that can be erected in front of doors and airbricks in a matter of seconds are any use to prevent water flooding a property.

Hell, we have roads round here that flood in a small amount of rain and no one does anything about those. We just get on with it. But I imagine this is as much to do with ensuring children get home safely than anything else.

jeee Mon 26-Nov-12 13:46:22

So is the school actually flooded? Because if it is, I don't see how the school can remain open, no matter how difficult it is for the parents.

Obviously something needs to be done about relocating the pupils to other schools or new buildings, as clearly this situation can't continue.

Euphemia Mon 26-Nov-12 13:42:24

Rubber I was just wondering what I'd do if something like that happened at DD's school. I'd have to give up work!

RubberNeckerNicker Mon 26-Nov-12 13:12:28

How on earth is any working parent expected to cope with having kids off for an additional 8 weeks in a year? It's outrageous they haven't sorted something out!

How come the parents aren't up in arms?

chocoluvva Mon 26-Nov-12 13:05:16

The LEA should be finding alternative temporary accommodation for them by now, I'd have thought, eg in other local schools.

Narked Mon 26-Nov-12 13:01:26

8 weeks shock

I agree about getting some outside attention for this.

Surely the LEA must find an alternative? That is outrageous.

If they aren't listening I would be emailing everyone - Michael Gove, the local press etc etc.

altinkum Mon 26-Nov-12 12:53:27

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TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 26-Nov-12 12:52:43

Sounds like an ongoing issue with the drains, then. Could you ask for more information and about their long term plans? Oh and write to Michael Gove....

altinkum Mon 26-Nov-12 12:51:28

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Euphemia Mon 26-Nov-12 12:49:52

The LEA has a duty to provide your DS with an education.

I'm sure the HT is well aware of that. hmm I imagine the children's safety is uppermost in his/her mind.

SandyClaws Mon 26-Nov-12 12:48:47

It isn't the school's fault that it's raining or that they probably have little or no money for drainage improvements. They may well be closing the school due to the risk of flooding (would you want your child to be there if that happened?) or to the concerns about the staff getting home safely.

I would be pleased that they were preempting a more serious situation tbh.

LadyMargolotta Mon 26-Nov-12 12:48:42

The school has been closed for 8 weeks?

Euphemia Mon 26-Nov-12 12:48:28

8 weeks? Bloody hell!

Presumably they are taking action with the drainage? It's just not working!

TroublesomeEx Mon 26-Nov-12 12:48:01

They might not have the money in the budget to do anything about it. It's a crappy situation, but closing the school isn't a decision they'll have taken lightly.

chocoluvva Mon 26-Nov-12 12:47:25

That's shocking.
The LEA has a duty to provide your DS with an education.

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