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Ohio baseball player canít walk at graduation after caring for cancer-stricken mother
Yahoo ^ | 4/16/2012 | Cameron Smith

Posted on 04/16/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT by Velveeta

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To: petitfour

It’s not an excuse if the parent sends it in. It has to be signed by a doctor.

I managed to get a blanket excuse for my son’s migraines - a letter from his doctor that says he has them and their rough frequency.

Some districts would want my son to see the doctor every time he had a migraine. Why? It’s completely subjective unless you put him in a CT scanner, and the doctor can’t fix it any better than the medication already prescribed.

Same thing with viruses and fevers - some districts you’re supposed to drag your child to the doctor, infect the other patients in the waiting room, make your child miserable, and get told,”It’s a virus, he’ll be better in a few days. Here’s an absence note.”

Same with some jobs.

If the school administration had any common sense, any compassion, any decency, any honor, they’d waive the requirement in an instant - what does the word “guideline” mean, anyway?


41 posted on 04/16/2012 2:57:17 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: petitfour

It’s not an excuse if the parent sends it in. It has to be signed by a doctor.

I managed to get a blanket excuse for my son’s migraines - a letter from his doctor that says he has them and their rough frequency.

Some districts would want my son to see the doctor every time he had a migraine. Why? It’s completely subjective unless you put him in a CT scanner, and the doctor can’t fix it any better than the medication already prescribed.

Same thing with viruses and fevers - some districts you’re supposed to drag your child to the doctor, infect the other patients in the waiting room, make your child miserable, and get told,”It’s a virus, he’ll be better in a few days. Here’s an absence note.”

Same with some jobs.

If the school administration had any common sense, any compassion, any decency, any honor, they’d waive the requirement in an instant - what does the word “guideline” mean, anyway?


42 posted on 04/16/2012 2:58:13 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: RetroSexual
This is a further anecdotal indication that the average public school administrator is a blithering idiot.

And virtually all of them hold advanced degrees.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Sergio
"He’s male. Strike One. He’s white. Strike Two. He’s self-reliant. Strike Three. If he is heterosexual, then he is really sunk."

Might be a Christian to boot.

Strike Four.

44 posted on 04/16/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by thedrake
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To: Velveeta

I even believe if he were black, the school would trumpet him around like a hero. They can suspend zero tolerance if it’s a certain group that makes them look even better. If there’s no upside for them personally, then zero tolerance stays.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 3:01:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rawhide

"You never know how much time you have left and that was one of her big [goals] — to see me walk and get my diploma and go off to college. I wouldn't change it, everything I did. Family first."

46 posted on 04/16/2012 3:05:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Velveeta

Did he never try to get those absences excused?


47 posted on 04/16/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sergio

Bingo.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 3:08:31 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: heartwood

...and when Obamacare kicks in bribes & extortion will be the name of the game to get excuses for jobs or school. Then they’ll start asking really personal questions.


49 posted on 04/16/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by madison10
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To: metmom; wintertime; JenB; wagglebee; little jeremiah

Once again, the public schools show their true colors.


50 posted on 04/16/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: madison10

any one know the name of the Cleveland school??

I graduated in June 1961 from Lincoln High School on Scranton Road...Cleveland, OH.


51 posted on 04/16/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Ohio.


52 posted on 04/16/2012 3:54:58 PM PDT by madison10
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To: GeronL

It often depends more on the school nurse than on any administrator in the school. When my daughter was in lower elementary school, the nurse refuse to accept any excuses from me, even when she was the one that refused to allow my daughter back into school - even with a doctor’s note. I finally found the “right” administrator and she was removed from that school - but not until after we were threatened with our daughter being expelled from excessive absences.


53 posted on 04/16/2012 3:56:43 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: svcw
NOT a Cleveland school...and the area code for Cleveland is I believe 440...not sure I left there a long time ago.

Carrollton, OH. I believe is in the southern part of the state? any one know for sure???

54 posted on 04/16/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Gabz

If we ever get around to fixing the education system, parents are in charge, they can take their kids out any time for any reason. We don’t need their permission.


55 posted on 04/16/2012 4:11:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lockbox

That’s seems the best non violent solution and no violent solutions should be considered.

I’d like to see that graduation when no one stands.


56 posted on 04/16/2012 4:13:32 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: freekitty

Wait until the meat head enforcing the rule comes down with cancer (not that I wish it upon him/her). Then they might understand.


57 posted on 04/16/2012 4:13:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Velveeta

I’d wear it as a badge of honor as someone who has his priorities in order. What’s more important - the vanity of walking to get your diploma or the knowledge you cared for your ill mother? Let the shcool do their thing and then, after the ceremony is over, the students can remain and let the kid walk across the stage as his classmates applaud.

School policy is upheld and the kid gets an even greater reward than if the school relented.


58 posted on 04/16/2012 4:15:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And it can happen. I have had it twice and there is no history of cancer i my family at all.


59 posted on 04/16/2012 4:17:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: svcw

I don’t know when that went into effect but when I was in school in the late sixties and seventies, all they needed was a note from my mom. A valid note that I always re-wrote in my handwriting.


60 posted on 04/16/2012 4:17:34 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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