kalico wrote:I kinda have a problem with that as I'm sure that rule only applies to during school hours but I'm gonna have to find out about it. I know ours did.
Kier pretty much already answered this correctly, but I'll chip in to be sure.
Yes, school's do claim jurisdiction over their students at times outside of school and have generally been supported on this. I have actually had problems with this, and have gone round and round with the school about it on and off since I was in fourth grade, which was the first time I heard them claim they were in charge of us until we left home. (Okay, in fourth grade it was actually just my mom claiming over the dinner table a bit...)
However, if your kid is at school, on a school function, then the school rules pretty much do apply. In this case, the principal can assure you that all the students were given rules for attending football games.
MemoryMan wrote:I'm going to be asking the principal "How the h*** are we parents supposed to pick up our kids if the parking lot is out of bounds to students?
parking lot. At the new high school (which is almost 20 years old now), we have four parking areas - one reserved just for teachers, one just for students, an area for bus pick ups, and then an area for visitors and picking kids up. In reality, a lot of parents will pick their kids up at side exits, which helps spread the congestion.
I kind of see this as two violations. He wasn't supposed to leave the stadium. He did, and he got spanked for it. He wasn't supposed to cut through the faculty parking lot. He did, and know he's going to get paddled for it.
In this case, I see those as two pretty minor violations. I punished him Friday night because I felt that I needed to make a point about following rules that we'd both agreed on, and that seemed pretty clear.
There may not be much I can do about this. If I refuse permission for the paddle in this case, he'll probably get detention instead. I'll leave that choice up to him.
Before it comes to that, I will ask to speak to the principal. I'll explain that I already knew about the violation, didn't know a teacher had observed it, and so I'd handled it myself. I'll tell the principal that I don't believe in punished at home, punished at school as a general thing, and that if I'd known he'd face punishment at school, I wouldn't have punished him at home. Because of that, I'm going to ask the principal to consider the matter handled.
If he's anything like me, he'll agree, but only after hearing the details.