This new campaign mailer sent late last week shows Hill’s picture on a faux-Wheaties box with the word “Wackos." Beside his image is written the words "Kevin Hill wanted to keep Wacky Wednesdays."
"Kevin Hill voted to keep Wacky Wednesdays," says the mailer from the conservative advocacy group. "A policy that caused chaos, and extra expense for families."
The mailer charges that Wacky Wednesdays, called Wake Wednesdays by supporters, resulted in "lost wages," "children home alone" and 'hundreds in extra child care expenses."
The mailer shows a drawing of a school zone sign that showed two bell schedules. One for Wednesday when school was dismissed an hour early for teachers to have professional development. The other lists the schedules for the reaming four weekdays.
The Wednesday early dismissals used in the 2009-10 school year weren't popular with many families. One of the first actions by the board majority after taking office Dec. 1, 2009 was to scrap them and require schools to find other times for teachers to meet.
Hill had supported the use of Wake Wednesdays when it was implemented and he voted against their elimination.