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Street closures today in Dublin due to high school homecoming parade

Original post made on Oct 15, 2010

Village Parkway closure starts at 2:30 p.m. with parade starting at 3:45

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 15, 2010, 7:40 AM

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Posted by Steamed Parent
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

Homecoming at Dublin High is getting completely out of hand. Many of the students are PRESSURED into MULTIPLE activities (building floats, skits, rallies, carnival booths, dance, etc.). The result is a big distraction from academics. Many parents know that their teens grades take a hit, they become sleep deprived, and they miss learning important concepts during this time. This year, a number of students are skipping taking their PSAT tests because of homecoming activities - not a wise choice. Other districts in the Tri-Valley have toned down their homecoming activities, and it is well past time that Dublin High do likewise. Now, we have a Dublin main thoroughfare being close for the parade, inconveniencing many drivers. That action was no doubt due to Mayor Sbranti, a Dublin High teacher that is the main promoter (er, culprit) of this overblown emphasis on homecoming. As Mayor, he needs to demonstrate more responsibility and maturity in his actions - school is about learning, not about how many parties can be held under the guise of "leadership development". Its more like of "lack-of-leadership development".


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Posted by Matt
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This is one of the reasons I bought a house in Dublin. This city has more character and charm than any of the cities Ive previously lived in. Its great to have a mayor who is involved in both city and school functions. Its great to have the support of the community (save for Steamed Parent) and the Police Department. Keep it up!


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Posted by Not so steamed
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Our child has not felt the pressure Steamed complains of, nor have I. He participated in some activities, and not others, to balance academics and school spirit.

I think the street closure has happened every year as long as I can remember.

And he's ready for his PSAT.