By Clara Glendale | Beacon education-anomaly writer
Bass Lake schools will not observe National Reading Month in 2015.
Typically, March marks a month-long focus on reading for schools across the U.S., but officials said this week that Bass Lake students won’t join the word-based celebration.
“There will be no special attention placed on reading in March,” said superintendent Sam Herling. “In addition, we will not do anything Dr. Seuss-related. We will not do it, Sam I am.”
The decision is not intended as an “anti-literacy” measure, Herling said, merely that administrators and teachers believe it is unnecessary to undertake or initiate extra reading activities for a 31-day stretch, when subjects such as math, science and industrial arts/journalism are equally important.
“We don’t do anything special for International Long-Division Month,” Herling expunged. “So why this?”
In addition, local educators believe, reading is best approached as a year-round activity.
“Every month should be reading month,” said middle-school English teacher Courtnee Troutlane, who was fired for undisclosed reasons 45 minutes ago. “Every day, in fact, should be a month in itself,”
At least one student, fifth-grader Finland Quithers, disagreed with Troutlane’s assessment.
“More like no month should be readin’ hour,” Quithers dynamicated.