Maribel - posted on 02/14/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My six year old was served for a 40 min long detention for being late 3 times. If he was older and it was his fault, this wouldn't be an issue but my husband has claimed full responsibility for these tardies since he drops him off and picks him up. He offered to pay a fine since having my son serve this detention is unfair to him but the school secretary (in charge of marking tardies and issuing detentions) said it would be unfair to the other children to "let him slide". She said that we could talk to the principle about this but he wasn't in the school at the moment (this was after school) and wasn't in school this morning (day of the detention). Furthermore, we are unclear about where he would be serving this detention. With older kids? In a random classroom he's never seen (he only knows HIS classroom). My husband is making one last attempt to talk with the principle as we speak and asking him all these questions but just wondering what other moms thought of this. Should I let him serve because "it's the rules" or tell the where to go and take my kid home?Thanks!