Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Attendance Nazi
I received a call from the attendance office this morning. It seems I forgot to call when my daughter stayed home a few days ago. The school no longer accepts notes to excuse absences because too many kids forge them. Do they think it is more difficult to fake a call?
I hate the emphasis that is placed on perfect attendance. Instead of hiring someone to spend her days harassing parents of absent children, they should be encouraging students to stay home when they're sick. Have they not heard there is a nasty flu going around?
I always hated colleagues who bragged about never calling in sick, too. I would have preferred that they stayed home with their cooties instead of sharing them with the rest of us.