Mar 20, 2010

Lame.

So to go to prom, you have to have at least 97% attendance. Nora went in to check her attendance, and she had a 95%, which was fine because there were still about a month until the list was finalized, so she'd have enough if she went to school everyday.

Then a few weeks ago, she went to check her attendance again and it was down to 92.5%, even though she hadn't missed any school. Apparently, while she was there, some of her teachers marked her as absent. So she had to get all of her teachers to sign a paper saying that she was there and everything. She got everyone to sign it, and then gave it to the attendance office.

They didn't get rid of all of her absences, though, because she went to check it again, and it wasn't high enough. She checked it out, and they still had her marked as absent for a few 1st hour classes. Which she wasn't. She was there. THE WHOLE TIME.

She talked to them more about it, they said they'd get it straightened out.

The final was posted yesterday, and guess who was on it? Not Nora. They still didn't fix it. She was still marked absent in her first hour classes when we went to check it out.

So now, Nora can't go to prom. The school screwed up her attendance, and she can't go now. Nora would fight more to be able to go, but the school school already screwed it up, made her do a bunch of work to get it fixed, and then didn't fix it. So, it seems kinda pointless now.

7 comments:

Scooter said...

that's awful... when did they implement that rule? it's not a good one

Jason said...

Pretty harsh rule, and I can't think of any legitimate purpose that it would serve.

Susie said...

It's time for her mother to get indignant and involved and fight for her daughter to go to prom. It's what moms DO.

Samara said...

I don't know when the rule started. They had it last year too, though. The idea is that the kids will want to go to prom, so they won't ditch, that way they're above the 97%, but I can't imagine it's a lot of incentive. Also, it's not 100% accurate.

Apparenly it's not what her mom does, though.

Shinobi said...

I'm guessing it's more like 75-60% accurate. Also, that's a really stupid rule. I seriously doubt it keeps kids from ditching. And what about kids who are really good students, but happen to be sick a lot? If some kid had cancer and missed a ton of classes because of chemo and all they ever wanted was to go to prom, they'd be out of luck.

Carolyn said...

yeah that's just about the dumbest rule I've ever heard...

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