One thing they do, when there are serious problems, is to call a parent in to help deal with the situation.
And after ten years of a fairly good record, it's become your turn to be called in.
You didn't think anything of it this morning, when Micah told you that he needed to go into school a bit early. At least, you didn't think anything of it, until you received a call from the principal before you could even leave for work.
The school would have called you sooner, but some time was spent making sure Micah hadn't been injured.
He only wished he had been.
The tree was only damaged slightly, and it was an old tree. They had spare ornaments, so that wasn't a problem. The support arm of the ladder was bent a bit, but nothing serious. The serious part is that the ladder fell into an interior window, breaking one of the panes. When they had to replace one last year, it ran $227.34, because of the way it's framed.
The second problem is the 'decorations' Micah had chosen for his enhancement effort.
After the situation has been explained, the principal (and Micah) are waiting to hear your idea of a fair solution.
- Bonus Question:
- Would it make any difference, if the principal tells you that he knows a man - a part-time teacher and the parent of several students - who owns a business, who hires a lot of high school and college kids, and who says he always needs extra help around the holidays.