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Redmond Schools Superintendent Apologizes for Confusion During Weather Crisis


The Superintendent of the Redmond School District is apologizing for how they handled the situation with school closures. Shay Mikalson is saying he's sorry to students, parents and staff for the initial decision to run a normal school schedule instead of delaying or canceling classes. District Spokesperson Stephanie Curtis says the roads seemed okay at 5 am; but then the storm really hit hard shortly after that. With 550 square miles, it's a large district, and sometimes a tough call to make: “We're anywhere from Alfalfa to Eagle Crest to Tumalo to Terrebonne and so we have so many different regions that we have to monitor and generally we have to do it as a whole. So we're not closing one school but all the schools. Once again safety is the number one priority for us regarding our students and once again with hindsight we probably would've just gone on a 2 hour delay if we knew the weather was going to continue on the way that it did."   Curtis says in her 10 years with the Redmond School District she says this is the first time they've actually decided to totally close some schools.

 

 

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