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Big Freeze Inspires School Leaders' Song

By Net Assets posted 01-31-2019 04:01 PM


(from the Washington Post) Many school officials in snowed-in states are announcing closures through song. In Michigan, for example, Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka and high school Principal Jim Kitchen launched into a modified rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah": “I heard about a winter storm. It’s cold and dreary — stay home, stay warm.” Matt Olson, superintendent of Benzie County Central Schools, made his announcement from the snow in Benzonia, Michigan, riffing off Billy Joel’s “The Longest Time": “We’ve been out of school for much too long. Pressure’s on for me to sing a song. What else could I do? You’ve all inspired me to. We haven’t had school for the longest time.”

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