Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — So, two of the junior varsity games were canceled, but will be rescheduled, Tibbetts said. The team’s season will not be affected, save for the players being shuffled around.
When asked what the district could do to prevent similar incidents in the future, Kneeland and High School Principal Thomas Stack made a couple of suggestions Tuesday night. All kids would have to be with an adult in order to go anywhere while on a school trip and staff should be encouraged to chaperone such trips, they said.
Board members voted 4-2 on Tuesday night to add four staff members to a music department field trip to Quebec. About 75 students will be going to Montreal Thursday through Saturday.
District officials said it may not have been needed, but the extra adults reduces the student to chaperone ratio. The maximum ratio allowed is 10 students for every adult.
“I don’t think having more eyes hurt,” Reineke said.
Tibbetts said the Myrtle Beach incident has affected the school and the entire community. The whole event is disappointing, she said.
But while it was a hard decision to make, the incident needed a strong response, Tibbetts added.
”It has been very difficult,” she said.Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.