It is back-to-school time again. As the kids go back, some of the schools will still be working out kinks. This post illustrates that perfectly. A school decided to fine parents when they took their kids out of class for unexcused absences, but the letter they are sending home to parents suggests someone in the administration may have skipped one-too-many classes.
“Today we received our fines for taking Charlie on holiday. I’m not going to pretend I’m a Spelling guru or a typing expert. But I’m also not the Head of Education in Devon. This woman’s in charge of the future generations education, our children’s education and she’s rubber stamping this tripe!”
“I’m going to pay the fine, no questions asked but I shall also be sending her letter back marked & graded. Maybe I’ll throw a little holiday snap in as well!”
The school in Devon, England fined the couple 60GBP ($68.35) for taking their kid out for a holiday to Spain.
“I saw a couple of spelling errors as soon as I opened the letter but as I read on more mistakes appeared,” Moore told reporters after his post went viral. “At first I thought it was quite funny but when you place it into the context that these people are responsible for the future of children’s education it is concerning.”
A county spokesperson tried to blame the typos on an IT printing system, hoping–perhaps–that the the argument might keep the heat off of whoever actually wrote the ridiculous letter.
Moore’s evaluation of the letter gave it a generous D-. “Must try harder,” he wrote.
“I’ve said that I’ll pay the £60 fine but I just wanted to make sure people could see how sloppy the letter was,” Moore said. “Since putting it on Facebook it’s had an amazing amount of reaction, I think there’s a lot of support out there for parents in my position.”