Friday, February 17, 2006

Hardly front page news...

...but the DomPost thinks so.

Wellington High School present kids who have a 100 percent attendence record with a $50 prize at the end of the year. Good idea. But some think not.

One parent said she was angry the school was spending money, including parents' $300 donations, on "bribes".

"I will be deducting the $50 that the school seems to think it can afford from my kids' school fees...It is outrageous."

What a whinger.


Anonymous said...

It is also obvious that she was a parent who did NOT make sure her child attended school every day.

Unknown said...

Darn - you beat me to it :D

If her kids attended, she'd already have the $50 back!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it make more sense for the schools to provide courses that challenged and interested the students, so they would want to attend, instead of relying on parents to force children to attend or bribe students to attend?

Will de Cleene said...

Cheaper than hiring a truant officer. I'd rather the school spent money on carrots than sticks.