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Old 06-16-2009, 03:10 PM
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Yeah, but it's an extra 34 days that working parents don't have to pay for full time child care. I'll bet there won't be that many 'sick' kids.

Of course, I wouldn't be changing my vacation plans.
this mentality is garbage.

you shouldn't have kids if this is how you think of it.

wellbeing of child >>>>>>> money & your convenience

this ****in country.
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this mentality is garbage.

you shouldn't have kids if this is how you think of it.

wellbeing of child >>>>>>> money & your convenience

this ****in country.
I think he was highlighting the widespread belief that schools have degenerated into de facto daycare.

Interesting to me is that the school district screws up, and the parents and kids have to accpet a change of plans. I don't buy that. Let the school district eat the $7M; how many administrators knew of this? Every administrator should eat this out of their pay until the $7M is earned back. That's how you prevent this from happening again, not by screwing with parents and kids.
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[Sarcasm font on] I love the public school system.[/Sarcasm font off]

They had provisions like this in NJ as well- they were called "Minimum days" and the state said you could have no more than X "minimum days" in the school year. You can be darn sure they took all of those X days every year. No reason to actually do more than the state required.

I'd be livid and I agree that somehow the burden should be on the school administration. How convenient that they found a "fall guy" who was retiring. If they hadn't been so intent on doing the absolute minimum required, this would not have happened.
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Fourth-grader Sean Cornish says his classmates "think it's dumb that they have to go to school for these extra days because some lady messed up."
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My kids would not be going the extra 34 days. Period.
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what I want to know is how someone knew that they were 5-10 minutes short on these half days anyway?
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Yeah, but it's an extra 34 days that working parents don't have to pay for full time child care. I'll bet there won't be that many 'sick' kids.

Of course, I wouldn't be changing my vacation plans.
too bad by this time, most plans have been made and parents will at least lose deposits on whatever they had signed their kids up for
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My kids would not be going the extra 34 days. Period.
So what would you do the next year, when they wanted to hold your kid back b/c they did not "complete" the previous grade? In my state if a kid misses more than 20 days, I think, they are supposed to go to summer school or be held back. It's a stupid rule, but it would probably be a pain to fight it.
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what I want to know is how someone knew that they were 5-10 minutes short on these half days anyway?
If, for example, school started at 8:30, and ended at 11:25, my guess is that someone subtracted the ending time from the starting time. Then, they took the difference and subtracted it from 180 (if less than 180) and determined that the half-day was 5 minutes short.

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