Northwest NEWS

January 10, 2000


'Vacation creep' returns to Riverview School District

   Now we have "vacation creep" in the school schedule: two weeks of holiday vacation apparently weren't good enough for the school employees. They wanted two weeks plus one day.

   What will it be next year? Two weeks plus three days? Then three weeks after that? Maybe it was too inconvenient for them to come back to work on a Monday like most people. They must have wanted to reinforce how "special" they are.

   I wish our school board would stop caving in to the employees; it makes parents/citizens feel like we exist for the convenience of the workers.

Anders & Calla Tronsen, Carnation