Motivational Seminar Causes Providence School Delay

Posted by Soren Sorensen

A motivational business seminar in Providence Monday is the cause of a two-hour school delay and a great deal of worry as the city braces for around 12,000 weekday visitors.

The irony was not lost on one first grade teacher who preferred to remain anonymous.  “Over the weekend, I told a friend about it and she assumed that teachers were being encouraged to attend the event in the morning, hence the delay.”

“At the school where I teach,” she told New England Post, “the students will be missing their literacy lessons.”

“Because of Terry Bradshaw.”

The motley assortment of businesspeople and celebrities, including Bradshaw, Bill Cosby, Rudy Giuliani and Colin Powell, will all be speaking at the Dunkin Donuts Center sometime between 8 AM and 4:45 PM at the “Get Motivated!” event Monday.

Besides the school delay, commuters fear traffic tie-ups during both the morning and afternoon rush hours.

The event boasts a ticket price of $1.95 and, according to the “Get Motivated!” website, “proven strategies to sharpen your business skills, ignite your motivation, accelerate your effectiveness and increase your income.”

“It’s a disruption,” the teacher said.

Information will be made available Monday, likely on a more regular basis than usual, at the City of Providence website and the #pvdtraffic Twitter feed.

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