Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Christina DE school board actually shows intelligence

A Delaware first-grader who was facing 45 days in an alternative school as punishment for taking his favorite camping utensil to school can return to class after the school board made a hasty change granting him a reprieve.

The seven-member Christina School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce the punishment for kindergartners and first-graders who take weapons to school or commit violent offenses to a suspension ranging from three to five days.

Added: Yes, it's till a suspension. Which is still frikkin' idiotic. I do give these clowns credit for enough brains to see just what kind of bullshit the original policy is; I take points away for deciding "Well, we have to give some kind of punishment!" Which is like our idiot legislators like Snowe thinking "We have to pass SOME bill!" No you don't. But you don't have the brains or integrity to stand up for that.


PeterT said...

Why is he even being punished with any suspension at all? This is insane!


DJMooreTX said...

I'm hoping that not a single board member survives the next election, for having allowed this situation to develop.

And I'm seriously hoping that the school officials involved, principal on down, are out of jobs, packing their bags, and looking over their shoulders as they leave town under cover of darkness.

Ha ha ha! Never happen of course. That would be unfair, that they should actually be held accountable for the bad results of their decisions. Totally unreasonable.

Anonymous said...

The young boy should have had NO suspension at all.
Possibly the 3-5 days was for "time already served"?

If the parents have any means at all, they should home-school.

B Woodman