My daughter did her best to not miss any school last year, well she had to miss 2 hrs to go to a dentist. They awarded money and because she missed those 2 hours they took 30 dollars away, she got 20. I think this is so unfair and she doesnt even care if she does it anymore after all she was cheated in my opinion. What do you think?
Answer by mama2000_1 at 9:26 AM on Nov. 8, 2010
Why are they awarding money for attendance? Does your school have extra money left over or something? How would your daughter feel if the only reason she missed school was to attend a grandparent's funeral in another state? Realistically what kind of message does cash for attendance send? Now if they want to do it right they will not penalize anybody for any reasonable absence. Our school dropped all attendance awards in favor of a stay home if you are sick-we don't want your germs campaign. Seems like a much more reasonable approach to me. And to the person above me who claims that in the real world you get a paycheck - what about maternity leave? what about paid vacations? Shall we get rid of those?
Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:39 AM on Nov. 8, 2010