Valentine from Alonso: dear residents, please dig
Baltimore school CEO Andres Alonso says schools will open tomorrow.
Crews are working hard, he said, but he needs everyone's help. So yesterday, on Valentine's Day, he sent out a letter asking all the city residents who live near a school to help open the sidewalks leading to the school. He is also asking everyone who has a car parked on a school parking lot to move it by 3 p.m. today.
Here's part of what he wrote:So I am asking for your help. Now that we've all dug out our own front steps, stretches of sidewalks and cars, let us please join together to get the routes to school ready for Baltimore City's kids. Please look at the area surrounding the school nearest to you - from the perspective of a much smaller, elementary student trying to get there - and do what you can to help carve out a safe path. Some neighborhoods are organizing teams to clear the approaches to their schools. Please contact your community association to see if there is such an effort underway or if one can be organized. High School students can also join these efforts and earn community service learning credit in the process. For those students who want to get credit go here.