Government Shutdown Cancels Randolph Field Trip
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– While elected leaders in Washington continue to bicker over the 2014 budge, the dispute is being felt by students.
A 7th grade history class at Randolph School in Huntsville was supposed to have gone to the Russell Cave National Monument in Jackson County this week. However, teacher suspected the trip might never happen.
“She called the day before to ask if it would be effected and we found out that it would be,” said Tim Moore, another teacher at Randolph. “So we just waited until midnight and sure enough we found out the next morning that the government had shut down.”
So instead of going to the cave and learning about ancient culture, students stayed in class and learned about the current culture in Washington.
“We talked a little about the government shutting down and what that means for them and what it means for their parents and all of the citizens in our country.”
Teachers are hoping the class can make it to the cave in the spring, that is of course if the government is back up and running by then.