Should be nice weather on Saturday (and it is), so let's hope nobody notices:
Portland Public Schools' Super Carole has decided that the water's going to be shut off at all public schools and replaced with bottled water (Damn you, Nestle!).
Portland Public Schools will provide bottled water for students and staff for the remainder of the school year.
District officials announced Friday night they would shut down schools' water fountains by 10 p.m. Friday night.
The district attributed the decision to tests results from Creston K-8 and the Rose City Park building. The tests, however, were conducted upwards of two months ago.
The results only became public this week.
Cool, so they've been poisoning staff and students with water contaminated by lead for who knows how long, and they've known about it for a couple of months. Now, at the end of May, they're going to provide bottled water "for the remainder of the school year" - which would be around two weeks.
That's some great leadership, there. And Super Carole gets paid something like a quarter of a million dollars a year (plus benefits, of course).