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September 13, 2013

Dear editor: A student Handbook, I assume imposed by the school board, to compel students to conformity. A Superintendent hired to oversee daily operations and insure conformity to the curriculum....

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Sep-17-13 8:57 PM

Doesn't matter....what matters is that the district uses that book as gospel and then when the table is turned argues in court, not that the teacher was in the right but that their own book is not a binding contract....

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Sep-17-13 8:35 AM

That's my point---What is the story??

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Sep-16-13 4:42 PM

Sure seems there must be more to the story with the teacher/student. If there isn't something more to it, then it seems ridiculous that the teacher wouldn't let the kid make it up.

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Sep-13-13 12:52 PM

Yeah and good luck getting the School District ever to explain what happened even after the threat of any lawsuit has faded. If you need further clarification go to the upper right hand corner and type Hufnagel and freedom of information act requests. You can then see that this School Board and Administration want nothing to do with transparency and openness with the Public they serve.

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Sep-13-13 12:12 PM

something is amiss in this situation. we haven't heard it all.

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Sep-13-13 11:59 AM

Just Observing --- ?????????

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Sep-13-13 10:39 AM

Just what rule was broken? Lots of explanation for an unknown reason!

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Sep-13-13 9:11 AM

In this case the school district got their cake and are it too. For years the district has been touting the handbook as gospel and students are regularly disciplined for issues that many students and parents are unaware because although they have signed that they have read the book, most dont. Immediately, it is said that there is record of receipt of the handbook in the students file and the student loses any ground for excuses. It is ironic that the district fights for the handbook to not be binding in this case. The tables were turned and they were asked to follow their own rules. Such a sad lesson for students. I will never sign a handbook again...

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Sep-13-13 8:38 AM

To paraphrase Seinfeld, the Administration and School Board know how to write a handbook they just don't know how to enforce the handbook and after all the enforcement of the handbook is the most important part. Instead it appears, by not coming out from behind their Wizard of Oz curtain and offering an explanation or reasoning, that the School District puts students last once again.

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