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BluesTruth_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 12:55:53 PDT


This is really good. Enjoy everyone! Jill (BT)

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If only we could really use this at school.

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> This is the answering machine message at the Pacific Palisades High School
> in California. Staff voted to record this message on their school
telephone
> answering machine. This came about because they implemented a policy
> requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's
> absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by
> parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades
> even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and
> did not complete enough school work to pass their classes. This was voted
> unanimously by the office staff as the actual answering machine message
for
> the school:
>
> "Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school.
In
> order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen
> to all your options before making a selection:-
> To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1
> To make excuses for why your child did not do his work - Press 2
> To complain about what we do - Press 3
> To swear at staff members - Press 4
> To ask why you didn't get information that was already enclosed in your
> newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5
> If you want us to raise your child - Press 6
> If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7
> To request another teacher for the third time this year - Press 8
> To complain about bus transportation - Press 9
> To complain about school lunches - Press 0
> If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable
> and responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework, and that
> it's not the teachers' fault for your children's lack of effort ... hang
up
> and have a nice day!"

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