When I go to pick up my kids (age 7 and 9) after school I let them stay and play on the playground for 20-30 minutes while I chat with other moms. Quite a few kids do this so it's not unusual. Today this one teacher who is generally quite mean anyway, went up to my son and told him that he had to go home immediately after school and that he couldn't play anymore. He was pretty upset about it. I'm sure she didn't say it nicely because she's a b**ch anyway. (sorry...just had to vent there). Since I think she was overstepping her authority (it's after school, he's with his mom and not doing anything wrong) I let him stay and play another 20 minutes.
I have always thought that public schools are public property - we pay for them with our tax dollars and we have a right to let our kids stay and play as long as we're supervising them. They can't tell us to leave can they?
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:24 PM on May. 20, 2009
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Answer by sammygrl77 at 6:39 PM on May. 20, 2009
It sounds like she was pretty rude, but I think she had a point. The school is liable for whatever happens on school grounds. If I child got injured on the playground the school would be responsible for the injuries even if the parent was present. That's why most school campuses are secure and you can't use the playground at night or on weekends. I'm very surprised the school allows kids to use the playground after school.
It would have been more appropriate if the administration spoke to the parents or posted a sign. As a teacher, I wouldn't approach parents about something like that if it had been going on a while.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 6:40 PM on May. 20, 2009
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