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Not allowed to walk our kids to their class*added on*

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So our counties school board as passed a new rule that says "starting next year you will no longer be allowed to walk your kids to their class after the first 2 weeks of school". This rule does not make me happy. I do not walk to older kids (kindergarten and 2nd grade) everyday but occasionally I will if I need to ask the teachers a quick question or pay for something. but My youngest will be starting pre-k next year and I have walked my other 2 in pre-k for most of the year. I think this kinda takes away from the whole "open classroom we have nothing to hide" thing. I'm thinking about talking to the school board about it. what do you think? Is it a big deal or is it just me?

**I feel like I should add on to this because there are alot of comments on how walking them to class is disruptive to the class time starting. Here kids have to be to school no later than 7:45 but can be dropped off as early as 7:20. My kids are at school at 7:30. Almost every child eats breakfast at school in this time so most of the time there are maybe 4 kids in the classroom doing busy work class does not start until 8:05. 20 minutes after the tardy bells rings. so me walking them is not a disruption. The teacher usually talks more to me than I do to them. I do not walk my kids if they do not want me to my Kindergartener and 2nd grader do not like it I mostly have issues with my dd starting pre-k. which is a school of nothing but 500 pre-k students who also eat breakfast every morning during the  7:20-8:05 time frame.

Mom of maddie 8, Jonny 6, katie 4
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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disneymom2two
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 6:51 PM


Quoting periwinkle163:

 Our school has a similar rule, but to be honest I kept walking them in until my kids were comfortable walking in on their own.

You'd have to push past the secretary in our school.  She's quite literally stood in front of parents barring their way down the hall when they felt they were above the rules.

matofour
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Ours too, our schools are split up funny. We have a small building for preschool and K. There's only about twelve classrooms (some are used for therapy rooms). First the secretary has to buzz you in, and there's only one hallway and she stands in the middle of the entry way to it, and makes sure no parents sneak down!!



Quoting disneymom2two:



Quoting periwinkle163:

 Our school has a similar rule, but to be honest I kept walking them in until my kids were comfortable walking in on their own.

You'd have to push past the secretary in our school.  She's quite literally stood in front of parents barring their way down the hall when they felt they were above the rules.


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Siannashell
by on May. 5, 2012 at 7:09 PM
I think that's a dumb rule. I'm all about teacher parent contact! The school board I'd go!
sklw78
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

My sons school does not allow parents to walk their kids to their classroom. Not even the first day of school. For the first two weeks of school the teachers meet the kids outside. The kids line up and when it is time for the doors to open the teachers escort the kids to their classroom. It is way more organized then having parents walk their kids to their classroom. I would just let it be. It really is not that big of a deal.

Lorelai_Nicole
by Lorelai on May. 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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I don't think I ever walked my kids in, after the first couple of days.

It's a safety precaution. Short of checking IDs on every person as they walk in the door, they can't be sure that you're the child's parent. You could just be someone using the child as a "cover" to get into the school. (Obviously, I mean "you" in general.) Plus, if the children walk in by themselves, it limits the "I don't want you to leave me!" meltdowns.

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Kris_PBG
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM
That is not uncommon.

At ds1's school, only pre-k parents can walk their kids in. Those parents are only allowed because as per state law, those children must be signed in and out as the program is part if the states universal prek program.
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Kris_PBG
by on May. 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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I forgot to add - Honestly - the morning is not a time to conference with parents. Parents can email or call to get information/ask questions to the teacher.
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jthompson1976
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:55 PM

that is crasy.but i way i can see why  .even thow i under stand why  i still dont like it. my daugther took more time getting in the class room or she'd cry

IslandBreeze
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 2:00 AM

My kids' school does not allow this either, safety reasons also.


kcook55
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2012 at 2:11 AM

my sons school allows parents to walk kids in the school i believe k-1st grade has to be picked up from the classroom due to safety issues. kids that ride the bus arent allowed out of the classroom untill it gets to the school and parked right by the office. but i wouldnt have a problem if i just had to drop him off at the drop off area. Im not to comfortable how they have young students crossing other kids across the street

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