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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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momof2891
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM
I would be mad too! It wasn't the teacher's coat so she shouldn't have let another student use it. I would def go to the principal about it. Good luck!
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FunnyKids
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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Yeah I'd do what you are doing give her the option to replace it and if not go above her. Smh that was rude of her has she never heard of head lice or bed bugs. You could end up infested because of her
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

This is crazy. That teacher was wrong.

Jenniy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM
This

Quoting sandra_t00:

I would talk to the administrator and tell them about it. The teacher should most definitely replace the coat. The coat was not hers to lend to another student, so she should be responsible for replacing it.
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EmmaGlenn20
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

:( I'd be pissed, too. Definitely not something she had the right to do.

MissMia22
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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I would be pissed. I can understand doing a good deed...but not with property that isn't yours...
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GaleJ
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I would first speak to the teacher and give her a chance to do the right thing on her own before taking it to a higher level.


Quoting sandra_t00:

I would talk to the administrator and tell them about it. The teacher should most definitely replace the coat. The coat was not hers to lend to another student, so she should be responsible for replacing it.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I CAN afford to replace it but I didn't lend it out so I shouldn't have to. Yes, she spends money on the classroom, she is a teacher, that's part of the job


Quoting miss_lisa:

Personally I would talk to the principal or VP about talking to the teacher about how doing something like that is not appropriate, BUT I wouldn't ask her to replace the coat. Where I live teachers don't make jack, their write off on their taxes is *maybe* a quarter of what they actually have to spend on their class. I figure the teacher likely spends at least $50 on my daughter alone to educate her and do a good job so I can replace the coat. That's just me though. I wouldn't blame you for seeing if you can reimbursement if you can't afford to replace it.



Devious333
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:12 AM
I would be pissed. She most definitely should replace it.
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mom2theA-team
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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It shouldn't matter, the teacher should be held responsible for her actions. You don't know this moms or the families situation, perhaps they can not afford another $50 for a jacket or it would hurt thier budget as well. It's a new jacket- accept responsiblity and I respect you, don't accept responsibility and I will make sure it's handled in a more thorough manner... like going to small claims court.  


Quoting miss_lisa:

Personally I would talk to the principal or VP about talking to the teacher about how doing something like that is not appropriate, BUT I wouldn't ask her to replace the coat. Where I live teachers don't make jack, their write off on their taxes is *maybe* a quarter of what they actually have to spend on their class. I figure the teacher likely spends at least $50 on my daughter alone to educate her and do a good job so I can replace the coat. That's just me though. I wouldn't blame you for seeing if you can reimbursement if you can't afford to replace it.



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