View Single Post
  #6  
Old March 13th, 2018, 03:53 PM
KayKay's Avatar
KayKay KayKay is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 16,295
KayKay has a reputation beyond reputeKayKay has a reputation beyond reputeKayKay has a reputation beyond reputeKayKay has a reputation beyond reputeKayKay has a reputation beyond repute
Re: National School Walkout

To answer your question about whether or not our local schools have commented, they finally have. Most area school districts are on spring break, so it's a moot point. Four local school districts are in session and the local news reports that their responses are "low key."

One district superintendent (suburban school) said that no one had (as of today) filled out paperwork to participate, although they did have a few students express an interest. If they had students get up and walk out, teachers would accompany them. (this means that unless the whole class went, some kids would be left unattended)

One district superintendent (urban school) said that if students chose to walk out, they will be allowed to do so. Staff would "keep an eye on them" while the teachers stayed with the class. There would be no punitive action unless they weren't present when roll was being called, in which case they'd be marked absent.

One district superintendent (suburban school) said that they don't plan any punitive actions should students walk out. There had not yet been any kids asking about it, but if kids do choose to walk out, they are going to be asked to go to the cafeteria or auditorium where the school can better monitor them. That district has tried to change the narrative from a walkout to doing acts of kindness in the name of the Parkland victims.

The Country Club school district had an organized committee to coordinate the walkout, and were sending home letters to the parents to detail what to expect if students choose to walk out. They were mum on what that would be, but given that they had a committee coordinating the walkout, it probably isn't punitive.
__________________
Expecto Patronum!
Reply With Quote