Tuesday, September 09, 2008

What's Up With This Vice Principal?

Good morning. I am wasting time before my appointment this morning. After my lab work, I have to drive to Hutch today for a meeting and to conduct some interviews. woohoo.... just so thrilled (spare me).

The kid got into some trouble at school last Friday. I guess he and another kid were taunting each other back and forth and the other kid ended up punching my kid in the back. Instead of retaliating, my kid said something to the teacher. The other kid was suspended from school and my kid had a day of ISS. He spent his day of ISS yesterday, with no phone call or note sent to the parent. When I finally got a hold of the vice-principal after school, she informed me that she had planned to call me last Friday, but after she got into her office, she just wasn't up to making any phone calls and decided to wait until after school on Monday. Seriously? Of course, I let her know that was absolutely not okay with me. I also told her this was part of the reason the system just doesn't work. If she would have done her job and notified me on Friday, I would not have been as worried and pissed off yesterday when I called. The fact that she told me she didn't want to make anymore phone calls on Friday because she wanted to get out of there put me over the top mad! So, I guess it's okay to wait and call the parents AFTER your child has spent his day in In School Suspension. The Wichita Public School System SUCKS!

I guess I should become a vice-principal so I can pick and choose my tasks for the day, and if I just don't feel like doing something, it can wait until after the weekend.

Okay, enough venting. I'll catch up with you later...

14 comments:

marykay said...

How can they do that without informing the parent? I would throw the biggest fit! You need to get in touch with the school superintendent, someone needs to give the VP a reality check. I hope the rest of the week is better. Good luck with the blood work.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Even as my kids got older I told them that they did not have to acknowledge any so called punishments unless I am told prior by some communication from the school. When I would get a phone call from the principal I would tell them my child had instructions from me and if they had a problem CONTACT me!

captain corky said...

That's a pretty shitty excuse. At the very least you deserve a formal apology from the VP and the school board.

David Kim said...

I guess you can home school your kid if the school sucks that bad.

Anyway, sorry to hear about that.

simonsays said...

You are so right...this is just absurd. What a stupid thing to say to you.

Ugh.

Hope today is wonderful.

Hugs.

Terri said...

wow sounds like the vice principle needs to be punished herself! way to handle that abbagirl!

Lois Grebowski said...

it's sad, all right... now any punishment or action you can impose on the sitution loses it's luster...I don't like our schools undermining the actions of parents.

Oh and "diddn't feel like calling..." Lame...

I guess that's what we get with governement run programs.

Sorry you had to deal with this. Be firm and if you have to be a royal b*tch. (sorry for the b-bomb).

austere said...

"didn't feel like..?"
duh.

norrbu said...

some excuse.

Cheryl said...

Yeah, that was so wrong. Senseless stuff. Life isn't hard enough?

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Leann said...

Unfortunately there are a lot of public school systems that suck.

just a girl... said...

wow seriously I would have flipped the fuck out. But then again I am one of those don't fuck with me parents. Seriously i would take this to someone higher just to get that whore in trouble, this way your kid surely wont be screwed with for the rest of the year. sorry for the venting but man that shit pisses me the hell off too.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

you still could issue a minor complaint with the school board.

that is absolutely unexceptable.

Course, perhaps if your son has to stay home from school one day due to an illness, you may just not be up to calling the school and reporting him off--until the day after he's been out. :)

heehee.

vP's are nothing but wannaBee's
(JK.)