Stupid school rules

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by paleocaver, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    My 6-year old son ate luch (and drank a milk) then goes out and gets too hot on the playground and throws up. We have to go get him, school rules. Then they say he has to stay out tomorrow - school rules say he must be out for 24 hours after such an incident. Unbelieveable. Wife has him and he says other than his stomach hurting a bit (probably from throwing up), he's fine.

    I know the rules like this are in place to protect other kids from contageous bugs, but we don't know that's what it is. Here's hoping it was just the heat and milk rather than a stomach virus.

    Bet he and I end up fishing in the morning. Oh well, that wouldn't be a bad thing, would it?

    scott
     
  2. elalr

    elalr New Member

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    we had a similar problem. my son (a kindergardner) had a runny nose and mucous ran down his throat causing him to cough and gag.instead of having him blow his nose the school sent him home. this happened on several occasions. also not affecting my son but still a stupid school rule at the high school it is not allowed for boys to wear boots or sandals of any type. girls can wear any type of shoes they want. just unfair in my opinion.
     

  3. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    Let me get this straight...
    Boys can't wear boots...

    That's unAmerican! They would have had to kick me out of the school. I've been wearing boots for most of my life. I am curious what their reasoning is for that one.

    Easy way to stop that one though. Sexual discrimination. Unfortunately, chances are they would just take that option from the girls too.

    I know that most of the schools I went to didn't allow sandals (or shorts) at school for anyone. No one was "allowed" to have a knife either, but no one said anything at all about it.
     
  4. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    How about a kindergartner getting written up for "ACTS OF VIOLENCE" because he stuck his tongue out at a teacher or for teasing a little girl by singing the old rhyme about a boy and a girl sitting in a tree K I S S I N G.....
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    What NO BOOTS, my school would have been empty. I don't remember anyone wearing tennis shoes except for basketball and track other than that it was all boots roper style, Justin brand, Black (for dress wear)are brown (for everyday)
     
  6. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I know I'm older than most who has posted in this thread...however, times have changed. When I was in High School, I carried either a .12 guage or a .22 rifle to school with me every day. Kept them in my wall locker. Hunted before class and after class. Teachers knew they were there. Principal knew they were there. Superintendent also knew the guns were in my locker...but all three would have a fit because I wore my Dale Robertson (Tales of Wells Fargo) hat in the hallways. But in them days, you could half waytrust kids...guess you can't now.

    I guess it was my generation who sued the schools and messed everything up. Wish it had been me, as I could have used the money. lOL
     
  7. BamaCats Lady

    BamaCats Lady New Member

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    some of these schools are getting a bit carried away with their rules. no boots? well ok... a kid could hide a knife in his boots.... Here in montgomery, some of the public schools have switched to uniforms. I guess it avouds gang colors being displayed. I think it is really a disgusting state of affairs that things have come to this. This is what happens when the parents arent involved with the schools, or worse don't give a $h!t about their kids. This is what they get for taking God out of schools. Yet another reason for me to homeschool Brianna & Christina....
    Lisa
     
  8. countrygirl0569

    countrygirl0569 New Member

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    I say the school was overreacting, since it was most likely the milk and heat. You can't put something heavy like that on a kid's stomach and then put them out in the summer heat and not expect them to feel sick or throw up.
    But at my middle school, it was the opposite. You had to pretty much be dying, or throw up in the nurse's face wirh a 103 degree fever before you were sent home. But you still needed a note to say why you left school early, and bring it in the next day, or you were truent. That drove me nuts...
     
  9. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Yeah, well we got to wear up-tight prep looking uniforms this year and I go to public school too!:crazy:
     
  10. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I'm with you, Lisa. We've been home schooling our son now for 7 years. Wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  11. countrygirl0569

    countrygirl0569 New Member

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    Yuck, sorry about that, lol
    I go to a public high school, and we almost went to uniforms, but that didn't go over well..lol, but we do have a strict dress code
     
  12. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    lol, Yeah I go to a public High School, and I don't know why they are really doing this. Everyone is really mad about it though, it's going to be a amusing first day of school....lol:roll_eyes:
     
  13. countrygirl0569

    countrygirl0569 New Member

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    haha, yeah, I'd be mad about it..at my elementary school we had uniforms, and that didn't make a difference in the way we acted or treated people. Are they doing it to prevent "clique problems"?
     
  14. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Yeah, they said to help with Cliques and "Gang Problems" or something, they are just going to make it worse though....lol
     
  15. bigcat_chaser

    bigcat_chaser New Member

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    sounds like a whole lotta grief over a little upset stomach, wish it was like that at work I could sure get a lot more fishing in!!:roll_eyes:
     
  16. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    If I had it to do over again I would home school :big_smile:
     
  17. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I wished that worked for adults, I would get sick alot more. LMAO
     
  18. countrygirl0569

    countrygirl0569 New Member

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    I know what you mean, It doesn't make a difference, lol, if I don't like someone, their clothes are the last thing on my mind, and I'm not going to judge someone just by the clothes they wear. Most in my school don't either. Sorry you got stuck with em lol
     
  19. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    lol, That is the same exact thing I've been saying, now if the people that make the rules at my school would start feeling the same way.lol. I know everyone I've talked to so far was mad about it, and even thier parents were upset. They are making us buy our own uniforms, we look like a bunch of business men and women, lol. And they are even making the small kids wear the same thing, pre-k thru 12th grade! Ohhh...this is going to be a rough year of school. LOL.
     
  20. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Having gone to a small school most of the guys had a pocket knife on them. Most had guns in there pick ups hanging in the gun racks. If we had a head ache we went to our locker and got a asprin. We dressed to match our personalitys.
    No one rolled us for our redwing boots either!
    Bill