Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Letter

Dear Attendance Office

As per your new policy of insisting that students are no longer privy to their absence details and instead must have their parents request the information for them so that said parents can then turn around and give the information to the student, I am requesting the details for my daughter's absences so that we can figure out why you are only showing her absent in the classes that everyone else she has talked to has also been absent in. I can only imagine that the teachers on those day must have had a really easy time of it with, at this count, more than half of the class absent.
I would also love to know at this time why exactly this policy was put in place. I realize that rules are needed for the "students own good" however, I cannot for the life of me think of one good reason why you would not give this information to my child. You explained to her, in your condescending tone, that I would have to get this information because you are not allowed to release it to her, however, you then went on to tell her that after I get this information she would have to take it to the classes in question to get it straightened out. So, this pretty much lets out the Top *Secretness* of the information. Also, is this a written rule somewhere or is this one of those rules that gets made up as the day goes on because you are having a bad day and want to take it out on someone?
A Disgruntled Parent

*Spellcheck has decided that this is not a word but I am going to use it anyway. It's my policy.

1 comment:

Gale said...

Well, that's just stupid!

The new policy at Jared's work is that employees under age 18 have to have a parent sign a form for every day that they request off.

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb!