Question on Schools....update

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SunAngel, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Would anyone happen to know who I would contact to resolve a school issue if the vice principal, principal and superintendent won't fix a situation? Is there anyone in charge above the superintendent?
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:The Board of Education I think.
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    Go to the school board. They will address it for you.
  4. Quote:The Board of Education I think.

    Yep! Good luck!
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thanks everyone!!
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Either the BOE or threaten them to get the media or a lawyer involved. Tell the BOE that you wil get the media . It is amazing how quick they can be if the want to keep their names out o the dirt. If all fails contact your congress man. If they act stubon with me i just snd my DH in his Class A or combat uniform up.
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.

    I guess the situation is settled, although I am not sure I am happy with the outcome.

    Yesterday my daughter was given detention, first time ever...2 hours...because her and two friends were found sitting in the cafeteria during activities period working on their Junior class project. Apparently the 'paraprofessional' came by and found the girls working and told them they weren't allowed in there, wrote down their homerooms and names and gave them each 120 mins of detention for being somewhere they weren't supposed to be.

    The kicker daughter signed out of her homeroom and on the signout sheet, she put cafeteria!! The other two girls didn't tell anyone where they were going.

    So after getting the vice principal to actually go and check what the paper my daughter signed out on said...he admitted to me that she did indeed put where she was going. He says the other two girls have to do 2 hours, but he would cut my daughters detention down to a hour and that she could serve that in two half hour lunch detentions instead of after school. He claims she should have known that they weren't allowed in the cafeteria at that time.

    I said don't you think if she knew that, she wouldn't have written it down on the paper...DUH!! He says, I don't get why they would go to the cafeteria, its so wide open, they would definitely get caught. I said well shouldn't that prove to you that they thought it would be ok to work there?!?!?

    Is it just me? Cause these people make me want to [​IMG] Am I wrong? I dunno. I finally let it go...partly because its a lesson for her, she could have asked and made sure. I just don't know how to explain to her why she's getting punished for telling where she would be and then actually working on a class project!

    ETA: I did contact the Superintendent by email, he personally called me this morning and after listening, he asked if I had spoken to the head principal at the school yet, which I haven't. He said he would forward my email to him and if I didn't get things resolved to contact him again.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What I having a hard time with is the fact that they did not leave campus and were not goofing off, hurting others, calling names, being rude, etc., THEY WERE WORKING! Kids get detention for working???? That is bass ackwards.

    My son was ALMOST suspended once for pouring bottled water on his best friends head when it was 107 degrees outside.
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thats what keeps running through my head too. I tried to explain to him that they can't just give blanket punishments out like that and have to look at each situation. Its like talking to a brick wall though!

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