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"Guidelines are guidelines"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The mods are playing Whack-a-Doodah tonight.
  2. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I believe that when people are out an extended time they can submit an independent study plan so they get credit for the time outside of school. If this was available but kid said nothing, he bears some responsibility. Now yes, I empathize with someone who has a mother with terminal cancer but will not pretend to know what he went through. I just point this out so that you don't automatically rail on the administrators who are caught blind-sided at the end.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    wait one god damn minute: donna martin graduated?
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    The "guideline" (or whatever) relates to "unexcused" absences.

    Being sick, going to a funeral, etc., are "excused" absenses, aren't they? So the kid simply talks to whatever administrative person handles this LONG IN ADVANCE OF GRADUATION DAY to count his absenses as "excused." You don't just not show up time and again without letting people know what's going on.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Do we have that kind of luck?
  6. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Caught blind-sided? you mean they didn't expect a negative reaction?
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Off-topic, but does your shop need any interns? I know one I can steer your way.
  8. Quiet Man

    Quiet Man Active Member

    I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Or, maybe the kid did and the administrator wouldn't count them as excused absences. The story didn't say how much in advance he told them. It did say that he talked to the principal, who gave the "Guidelines are guidelines" quote.

    Plus, in a small town, you'd think someone in the school would have known about his mother's illness.
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