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I think my DD's teacher should replace her coat updated in pink UPDATE AGAIN

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On Tuesday, my DD left her coat at school (it was warm in the afternoon) but she left it in her cubby so I figured, no big deal, she will get it tomorrow. Well yesterday (Wednesday) she stayed home not feeling well. This morning, I took her to school and walked her to class (like I always do, she is in kindergarten) and figured I would bring the coat from the other day home since she was wearing her other one, so she didn't have to keep track of both of them.

Problem, it wasn't in her cubby. The teacher saw me looking and said "hey, I lent her coat to another student who forgot hers since it was cold". I asked where it was., She said she has no clue, after school she saw that the little girl didn't put it back and she called her mom, the mom said she didn't have it.  She said that she checked the lost and found (which is where it would be if it got left anywhere on campus) and it wasn't there.

I didn't want to cause a scene in front of the students but I am pissed. This coat was from P.S. is was originally $100 and I paid $50 for it. It is pretty new so I still have the receipt. I feel like sending her an e-mail with the receipt on it saying that she has until Monday to produce the coat, cleaned and in the same condition DD left it in or she can give me $50 or I will got to the administration and let them handle it. 

I understand that she was only trying to help the other student but she really didn't have the right to lend my child's jacket. It's not like it was in the lost and found and no one knew who's coat it was. It was in her cubby, the teacher knew who's it was.

I sent the email but have not heard back from her. If she doesn't get back to me by Monday afternoon about it, I will be going to the administration about it.

We finally got the coat back. The assistant principal contacted the child's mother and informed her that the DD took the coat home and the mother is responsible to either bring the coat back or replace it. The coat was returned and the girl lost recess for 3 days for taking the coat and lying about it.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Ask the principle for a new coat since your property was given away by school staff.

by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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I would be quite son's coat is HIS..not to be worn by others who may have headlice, or fleas...or god knows it got lost!! I'd talk to the teacher after school and ask her what she plans on doing!

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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Today's Thursday.

by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

The teacher had no right to lend out your dd's coat.

by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

That's total BS.  I'd be making the teacher pay for it for sure.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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She did seem to feel badly but she said she just didn't want to make the child stay in side at recess (which she has to do if a child doesn't have a coat). I get that but it still wasn't her place. Even if the coat had been returned, I would still probably be slightly annoyed.

Quoting mackiebugsmom:

did she feel bad or just brush it off? If I was that teacher I would take it upon myself to replace it or put more effort into finding it..she is definitely responsible.

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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 this wouldn't bother me. Sure it's annoying but it's no biggie in my book. Not enough to piss off my kids teacher at least.

by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Yes, she should replace the jacket. Maybe you can suggest they keep a few donated jackets at the school to be used in cases like this..

by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Yes, she owes you a new coat.

by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Yes she should replace the coat. She should not have loaned it to another child. If the kids didn't have a coat the child could have stayed in or gotten a coat from lost and found

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