Is your school district allowing excused absences for the Mayan Apocolypse? ****UPDATE****
I almost fell over when I got a robo call from the school yesterday evening. Apparently, the schools have been getting a number of calls wondering about the impending apocolypse. The district has decided parents may use their discretion and an absence will be excused.
They are also excusing absences for the rest of the week for the SHE school shootings.
It was just sort of a head scratcher for me. So I wondered if any other districts are doing this?
UPDATE....I found out why they are doing this. The district has shut down 2 suicide pacts at 2 different high schools and they investigated a credible threat to 1 of the junior highs. Parents were calling in with concerns about the crazy people believing an apocolypse is going to happen. The district decided in light of the threats to allow parents to keep their kids at home and excuse the absence....under the inclement weather (ie ...I'm the parent and I decide) rule.