30% of his grade taken off? Great way to motivate someone to just give up. Legal recourse seems appropriate. The school shouldn't be involved with that. --Lisa
post #21 of 64
10/12/07 at 3:05pm
Thank you to everyone who replied. This has been quite the situation to say the least. The police department called to say that they have completed their report and have the statements from everyone. Really??? They never talked to my son. Wasn't he involved in the incident? Don't they need a statement from him as to what happened. The school now wants us to pay them for the damages. Are you kidding?? We told them our insurance company wanted to send an adjuster to view the damages. I want to know this damage was caused by the water bottle.
I am with everyone who fails to see why the 30% deduction in grades is occurring. I don't understand what this has to do with this incident. In addition, he was struggling already now why try? And he knows he can't have his permit/license until he has all B's so now he know that is out the window.
One more question: Would you consider on-line school at this point? I just don't think he will make it with 30% cuts on all the homework and no ability to make up tests and quizzes missed during the suspension.
If you are a good reporter, and the events took place exactly as you state, and he wasn't coming to this new school with a 'history' where they have red- flagged him as trouble, I am going to guess you live in Florida.