Michael Ray - posted on 12/11/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
First, I must confess, I am a father. And I'm sure that any site for father's Rareare focusing on sports, hunting, fishing and beer. None of which interests me. So, with that said...
My daughter's 3rd grade teacher at Belgreen High School in Franklin County Alabama named Mrs. Guidry, is denying the children their snacks at snack time as a disciplinary action. The whole class is punished because of the few that are talking. But this is not my complaint. Nor is it the many notes/letters written to the teacher that went unanswered. It's also not about the fact that the only response this whole year (in regards to asking why MsG stopped printing out the weekly Homework Sheet and when it would be sent) was written by -drum roll- my daughter. And it said "no more typing". Really?
What it is about, is how she doesn't allow the kids to eat their snacks. They have lunch at 10:30. And they are growing children that need to eat. This has been going on throughout the year and after many unanswered letters/notes voicing my concern and dissaprovement of such measures (make them write spelling words ## Times each, or math, or anything beneficial) I am fed up.
So, It happened again yesterday. And they were told no snack tomorrow (which was today) Friday or all next week. Needless to say, I got mad and called the school.
Luckily the Principal answered and I informed her if it happened again I would call the Board of Education and if they didn't do something about it I will call every local news station and a lawyer. I was told it would be taken care of.
Needless to say, today I had to call the board of education, voice my complaints and inform them exactly what I mad the principal aware of. And to top it off, today my daughter said that her teacher said "ive had complaints from parents, but I'll run my classroom my way. Really? My tax dollars paid for that room and her salary. Anyhow, once I was off the phone I contacted (via email) government officials in my state, as well as the federal people, like Hillary Clinton.
Tomorrow, if she is not allowed snack I told her to get her snack pack and go to the office and have them call me. I intend to fight this all the way. It's not about money, it's about kids being treated right.
Denying a child food is Child Abuse.
Thank you for letting me vent.