President Barack Obama visited a pre-kindergarten class on Thursday during a student holiday, prompting school officials to request that parents bring their children back to school in order to fill seats.
Students at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Georgia were expecting to spend winter break at their homes this week, according to WSB radio in Atlanta.
“It was very surprising. The timing presented a rather unique challenge,” admitted Courtney Burnett, the legislative liaison at Decatur Schools. “Our school system is on winter break right now.”
Parents dutifully fetched their children so that the president didn’t have to tour empty classrooms.