School bus service suspended
by TCT Staff
January 28, 2014 01:40 PM | 4521 views | 6 6 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cherokee County School Superintendent’s office issued a statement that school buses are returning to the schools if they cannot make it on their routes.

“Due to buses being stranded by weather, traffic or impassible roads, the Superintendent has authorized the Transportation Department to temporarily suspend bus services—Until our roads are made safer, it isn’t prudent to continue to put students on buses at this time. Students who are at school will remain there safely; a parent or guardian can pick their child up if they are able to travel. Schools will be in direct communication with parents of those students still in their care and are prepared to shelter students as necessary this evening. School buses currently in service on a route will be attempting to complete those routes and deliver students.”

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H.T. Bradford
January 29, 2014
I have noted that you have been able to repeat the press release from Supt. Petruzielo's office. Has the Tribune been able to talk directly with him and find out why the decision to close the schools was delayed too long? It is troubling that children and front line staff were subjected to his decisions. Is he even in town?
Donald Trumpy
January 28, 2014
The superintendent should be fired over this.

To close schools 2 weeks ago due to 'cold temps at bus stops', on (coincidentally?) the day of District Teacher Meagan Biello's Election, was bad enough. To keep them open in the face of an imminent "it's going to happen" Winter Storm is gross incompetence.

FIRE DR. P NOW. He just willfully put thousands of children's lives at stake to make up for his earlier Biello Election Day Blunder.

Do your job, Board. Voters are watching.
Fire Deal too
January 29, 2014
Gov Deal needs to resign immediately over this debacle. He should've ordered the National Guard out this afternoon.

The entire ATL-area DOT needs to be fired. Every single employee.
January 28, 2014
Bad call for the superintendent not to close school today. Our children's safety is priority and she did not have that in mind for today.
Thanks 4 Nothing
January 28, 2014
Thanks for NOT closing the schools in the face of a winter storm, Dr. P!

How are icy roads and car wrecks somehow safer for our children than standing at cold bus stops?

If a single parent/child is injured this afternoon, Frank Petruzielo should be immediately fired from his job as District Superintendent for gross incompetence. Frankly, he'll be lucky if parents don't sue him for this terrible no-decision.

What pathetic leadership.
January 28, 2014
Who made the bright decision to permit our children to go to school today.The weather made hazardous driving conditions for all concerned.I can only imagine it was based on revenue for attendance for a half day!!!
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