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Change Tardy Policy- No Small Child Deserves Humiliation or Unjustifiable Punishment Because of Their Parents

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Student/Parent handbook, p. 2, Never is it stated that the students will serve the 10 minute Lunch Detention on stage, in the Cafeteria, in front of their peers, in clear view, just feet away from them. I asked the Office Manager, at Gehring Elementary, how many children sit up on the stage, at a time. After much reluctance to give a precise answer, she said,"1-2 sometimes 5 or 6 students at a time". Sometimes a single child is up there, alone. This punishment can easily be embarrassing and humiliating. A parent excuse does not count for a Tardy, a parent may excuse an absence though. Very contradicting policies. The tardy policy, also covers an entire semester, not a quarter. Too many innocents are being punished severely for their their parent(s)/guardian(s) choices. Our children, Our Future... deserve a more respectful, reasonable treatment, that better identifies with the Las Vegas school statement, "Be Kind". Principal Yacobovsky, Gehring Elementary, is manipulating the guidelines and educational law, to get the outcome she desires. I too, want all students/parents/guardians, to make Education the main priority in a child's life, but it is not okay to harm a child's dignity and self-esteem in the process. Our children have one chance, one childhood, to learn from, and grow into the adults we dream of them to be. Allowing a child to be mistreated this way, by their principal; a person they are supposed to trust and rely on, especially when it comes to their safety and well-being, may likely damage parts of their character. Damage to character, that occurs so early, in the continuous growth process of their personality, has the power to change their view and understanding of emotions. I will not allow a principal to easily negatively influence my child, or any other, especially when the principal takes pride in their actions and only cares about the charted results, without taking the emotional results into consideration whatsoever. Our children deserve to be treated as the young children they are, not the young adults we wish them to be.

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