Somehow I think the apology that briefly appeared on the PWCS website, attributed to unnamed “hackers” who might have been PWCS students, was a more apt and honest apology than the one officially made after the utter disaster of a decision to keep schools open on a normal schedule on January 6th. You be the judge - who knows how best to craft an apology, the folks taxpayers fund at north of six figures a year to squat in the Kelly “Taj Mahal” Building, or some spelling-challenged adolescents that somehow believe that “fuckery” is part of the English language?
First, here’s the official announcement:
We apologize for the weather-related complications this morning. Multiple PWCS staff were on duty monitoring the weather and roads throughout the night and into the early-morning hours. Based upon this information, we decided to keep schools open. At that point in time, multiple weather forecasts only called for a small accumulation of snow—up to one inch. The national weather forecast changed at 7:01 a.m. to 2–4 inches of snow, and again at 9:03 a.m. bringing the forecast up to 4–6 inches. Unfortunately, this was logistically too late to reverse course on the decision.
In order to provide SACC services and to give the needed time to VDOT and our own PWCS crews to plow roads and parking lots, there won’t be an early release. The School Division will close on-time; however, all after school and evening activities are canceled including Night School, GED, and Adult Education classes. SACC will close at 5 p.m.
Thank you for your patience. We sincerely apologize for the difficulties caused by the weather this morning.
Sure, blame somebody else, especially if you can avoid having to name anyone, but for heaven’s sake, don’t ever actually acknowledge responsibility for a decision or recognize the impact it had on other people’s lives. I suspect that everyone in the political realm went to the same brain-dead-stupid public relations course that Joe Morrissey must have attended, since I haven’t seen an honest apology from a public official in years.
Next, here’s what briefly appeared, most certainly from an unauthorized source:
Transcription: On Tuesday, January 6th all Prince William County Public Schools will be realsing students early due to inclement weather. We have realized we are bitch niggas and apologize for the fuckery.
I suppose whatever they said was better than copy/pasting what Fairfax County Schools sent out, which was the astonishing decision of Loudoun County Public Schools. Still, I think the leadership at the Kelly Building could learn a thing or two from the kids that they’re supposedly teaching. Those kids at least know what a real apology looks like, even if they are a bit uncertain as to how one might be precisely crafted, word-wise.
De minimus, there’s at least a mea culpa in there, as inelegant as it might be. It takes a wise and humble man to admit his mistakes, putting into serious question who actually is the master and which is the student here. Dr. Walts, we’d love for you to demonstrate you can at least execute at the level of a sixteen year old computer geek when constructing an intellectual argument in writing, otherwise whoever did this might actually be more qualified to do your job than you are.
That is, at least if they can improve their vocabulary a bit, but conceptually this is far better executed.
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