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March 2, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters from Sunday, March 2, 2014

Getting paid for worknot done is not right

Referencing the Feb. 24 headline article, I am totally dumbfounded at the idea of anyone any time any place being paid for not working due to bad weather. The next suggestion by school board members will probably be to pay teachers more due to extended school hours. If any of the affected drivers or workers are really severely financially hurt by loss of a few dollars then they had best examine their own budget and make changes. Our school systems are severely strapped for money as it is and to pay for services not received is criminal. I hope Caston School System reconsiders before other school boards try the same idea.

If the general public goes along with the Caston proposal then I guess the same proposal should be made for all businesses that were affected by this winter weather and suggest they also pay all employees that they told to stay home due to bad weather. Heck, let’s go further and pay double to those who made it to work and found the place shut down. Obviously that is stupid so why should school employees be paid for the same.

Good and bad things happen to everyone through life. Take the lumps and be a better person for it. What example would the Caston proposal show to young school pupils? If the school system did actually save fuel money by buses not being on the road, then they should put it towards the continual repairs and remodeling they expect taxpayers to pay for. Wasn’t there recently a new state law passed that will reduce funds toward bus replacement?

David Grisez

Logansport

Showing plow crewssome appreciation

Having being raised in northern Indiana for the first 20 years of my life, I know what it is like to live with 12 to 15 inches of snow ... every year. It was normal and having the school bus get pulled out of snow drifts was common. But in Logansport for the last 10 years, we have been blessed with milder winters. Til this year brought back many memories of “the way it used to be.”

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