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Can schools get more insane?

Started by Mesozoic Mister Nigel, April 23, 2010, 12:44:18 AM

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Reginald Ret

I, I... I can't believe they regulate that kind of thing.
Are there rules telling you what sock to put on first too?
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Doktor Howl

Quote from: Regret on April 24, 2010, 07:28:13 AM
I, I... I can't believe they regulate that kind of thing.
Are there rules telling you what sock to put on first too?


LAND OF THE FREE, BITCHES.
Molon Lube

Jenne

Quote from: Regret on April 24, 2010, 07:28:13 AM
I, I... I can't believe they regulate that kind of thing.
Are there rules telling you what sock to put on first too?


In schools?  There can be.


Parent volunteer organizations need their OWN insurance riders (shit you not) to do simple little after-school events.  If you have a school district like mine, they're pretty chill about it.  But hoodoggie you have one little event that causes a kerfuffle, and it's chainmail-insurance tiem.  That's the way the ball bounces...esp with government.  I think we often forget that public school IS, after all, THE GUMMAMENT.

MagnificentSloth

They are just trying to make sure kids are getting their daily dose of Grand Theft Auto, it teaches good life lessons ya know.

Jenne

Quote from: SchizoNegro on April 26, 2010, 04:45:34 AM
They are just trying to make sure kids are getting their daily dose of Grand Theft Auto, it teaches good life lessons ya know.

:kingmeh:

Mesozoic Mister Nigel

The principal tried to call me in response to my email today.

I know this game. I will have none of it. I will call tomorrow evening thanking him for trying to reply by phone, but that since I have a day job email is much easier for me, or perhaps he'd like to arrange a meeting with the child's father and I, by which time surely he will have had enough time to print us a copy of the policy.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


Chief Uwachiquen

That as absolutely assanine. I can't believe they're actually trying to regulate that shit. That's. Ugh.

Tear them a new asshole.

Mesozoic Mister Nigel

I replied to him with the following email, cc'd to the kids' father:
QuoteMr. S---,

I received your voicemail from yesterday morning... thank you, I appreciate the time you took to call! However, both J---'s father and I are occupied during the day with work and school, so email is far more effective, as well as being the best way to keep Mr. A--- in the loop... I'm sure you understand! If you would prefer to set up an in-person meeting between the three of us, that works for me as well. That would also give you a chance to print off a couple of copies of that policy for us.

Thanks!

-K---

If I don't get an appropriate response to this, the next email will be cc'd to the school board.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


Mesozoic Mister Nigel

Quote from: SchizoNegro on April 26, 2010, 04:45:34 AM
They are just trying to make sure kids are getting their daily dose of Grand Theft Auto, it teaches good life lessons ya know.

KEEP 'EM AT HOME

IN FRONT OF THE TV

GETTING EVER FATTER

AND BEING BETTER CONSUMERS.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


Mesozoic Mister Nigel

Annnd, in the nick of time! An email from the principal:

Quote

Thanks for the email the other day.  I was out in the afternoon last Thursday and I was also gone all day Friday, so when I was finally able to read your email, it was Monday and I wanted to give you a call to clear up this issue.  I'll do my best in this email, but if you have any other questions or concerns, please let me know and I'll try to address them.



It looks like there was a miscommunication and misunderstanding between my secretary and myself on Thursday morning last week.  I was told that there were students who were unsupervised after school last week and I assumed she meant that they were under the age of 10 years old.  Typically, when we have students this young left unsupervised here at school, we call home to let the parents/guardians know and we arrange to have them either picked up or someone comes to supervise them.  I did not know my secretary was talking about older students, so when I repeated that we call home to let parents know, she took that as she needed to call the parents of the children who were on campus the previous day and let them know that they could not remain on campus unsupervised.  When I got back to school on Monday (I was out on Friday), I realized what had happened and I gave you a call to try and clear up this misunderstanding.  The district does not have a policy concerning supervision for students before and after school.  The district wants all schools to let parents/guardians know when supervision is provided, but that before and after this time, the school is not responsible for students who arrive on campus.  For our school, we begin supervision at 8:15 am and we end at 3:15 pm.  Students who are in grades 1-4 should have adult supervision.  If they have an older sibling with them, in grades 5-8, they can also remain on campus as long as their sibling is supervising them.  Students who are in grades 5-8 can remain on campus without adult supervision.  If there are issues with the students outside of the supervised times, we do contact parents to let them know what is happening with their student.



I hope this clears things up, but if not, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.  I know as the weather gets better, students will want to stay on campus to socialize with their friends and we want to make sure they are safe.



Thanks,


All is right in my world. :)

Also, now that I KNOW for a fact that the secretary is a LYING LIAR I will treat everything she tells me with suspicion. That was no "misunderstanding"; she got bitchy with me when I asked her to clarify the "policy" and repeated it back to her, because she knew she was lying but wouldn't back down.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


Doktor Howl

Molon Lube

The Wizard

Insanity we trust.

Remington

Is it plugged in?

Jasper

That's good.  I was worried that everything about school was turning into shit after all.

Mesozoic Mister Nigel

Nope, not the whole school... just one untrustworthy desk-jockey with a control issue.

My motto is "Don't Fuck With Me", and it extends to my kids.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."