Originally Posted by amma_mama
Because, presumably, 5 year olds need to be chaperoned out the door. You can't have kids going in different directions, including the bathroom. Why is it such a BIG deal that the parent needs to accompany the kid back into school to go to the bathroom. Hardly seems onerous to me. If you want the privilege of staying on school grounds, make just a little bit of effort to make sure that the grounds remain usable for all the children!
Exactly. And frankly, no, the school does not have to take responsility for your kids peeing somewhere they shouldn't. Either take them back inside to pee or leave. I'm really not understanding the huge issue here.
Does anyone here actually understand how much is involved taking a large group of preschoolers to the bathroom? They obviously do it at least once during the 2.5 hours, but if they had to do it again right before class let out, there would be virtually no time left. The school is rightly assuming that you can take your child to the bathroom after class lets out if they need to go.
What happened to some parental responsibility? Yes, the school might be locked up more than you would like, but it is a safety measure
which imo, trumps being inconvenienced by having to go back inside to use the potty.
I would also like to mention that I have never heard of a school allowing kids & parents to play on the playground while school is in session. Hell, most schools I know of don't even allow that after school. It would be considered trespassing.
Really, it shouldn't be that big of an issue. Either take it up with a higher up, find someplace else to play, get a portable potty, or follow the rules and take a couple minutes to go back in and use the restroom.