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Arlotto issues statement about botched school cancellations

| January 06, 2015, 05:30 PM | 0 Comments

George ArlottoSuperintendent of Schools George Arlotto released the following statement today regarding the decision to open schools on time:

“The decision to open, close, or delay the opening of schools is complex and one which I do not take lightly. This morning, after receiving data and recommendations from staff, I made the decision based on the information that I had available at the time. I am sorry that the day ultimately played out the way it did, and I fully understand the frustration of our parents, students, and employees.

Had I known what I know now, there is no question that I would have made a different decision. The obligation and responsibility we have to take prudent measures to help ensure the safety of our students and staff are paramount, and they play a huge role in everything we do.

We have had many discussions today and will continue to have discussions about ways to improve the process of weather-related decisions. No process we can construct will be perfect, but I pledge to our parents, students, and employees that we will take whatever steps we can to make sure that process is as close to perfect as possible.”

Source: AACPS

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