Henderson School Closed Tuesday Due To High Teacher Absences
When you hear about issues in the Clark County School District, you may hear about student absences. But it was the teachers, not the students, who kept school closed in Henderson on Tuesday.
Gibson Elementary School on Silver Springs Parkway announced they were not going to open for class today, not long before classes were set to get underway.
What did Gibson Elementary in Henderson have to say about it?
Here’s what Gibson Principal Jill Keith had to say about it in a note sent to families:
Good Morning, Gibson Elementary School Parents and Families,
This is Principal Jill Keith.
We are canceling school today at Gibson Elementary School. Please do not send your children to campus today, Tuesday, September 5th.
There are an unexpected number of licensed staff/teachers absent from school today and we have made the difficult decision to not have school today.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.
I will send you a message later today to provide additional information regarding classes for tomorrow.
That’s right. Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 6th) is not guaranteed. Thankfully the City of Henderson jumped in at a moment’s notice and opened the Battle Born Kids program across the street at Silver Springs Recreation Center according to News 3. If parents find themselves in the same jam tomorrow, it might not be a bad idea to pre-register. Just in case.
Wait, is this a negotiation tactic?
With all the talk about the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) throwing down potential work actions against Clark County School District (CCSD) for not coming to terms in a new deal, ears are bound to perk up. Don’t look at us, says the teachers union.
13 Action News reached out to the CCEA who denied the rare occasion was tied to their threat of “work actions”.
Whatever the case, parents in Henderson are waiting with baited breath to see if they’ll be up for the same last minute mess tomorrow.