Glitch causes some to miss word on two-hour delay
DCPS parents who signed up for e-mail alerts did not get one informing them of this morning's two-hour weather delay. Spokeswoman Safiya Simmons said a "glitch" kept the message from leaving DCPS central offices. She said all other portals - Web site, text, Twitter and Facebook -- were updated by 4:40 a.m.
But that didn't head off an unhappy scene at Watkins Elementary on Capitol Hill, where dozens of parents, according to one who said she is "fuming," arrived at the regular time to find a note on the door saying that the school day would start at 10:45.
"What are we? Kabul with no technology?" said the Watkins parent, who asked that her name not be used because she is working with officials on the Montessori school expansion underway in Ward 6 and doesn't want to anger anyone. "Turns out DCPS has gone back to the pre-Fenty days where you had to go on the Web site or turn on the television (who does that in the morning?) to get the latest DCPS news."
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| February 22, 2011; 11:50 AM ET
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