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5 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Well, the day you sell it, but sure. :D

The way it was explained to me by my father, a boat is a hole in the water into which one pours money. I'm sure there are GMTANers than can verify.

Kayaks are low maintenance.  I won’t get any more sophisticated than that.

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1 hour ago, GroveDiesel said:

I would definitely contact the principal and then superintendent if going to the principal doesn't work. Then try following up with the folks up the NHS if you don't get satisfaction. And if none of that works, I would definitely find a friendly lawyer to draft a letter. Seems to me that the only black and white involved is that they conspired against your son to intentionally remove him from NHS by rejecting his multiple attempts to complete his required service hours that were mandated by the school to be with a specific teacher who then denied him that opportunity.

I really want to go ballistic but I have 2 more kids that have to go to this school so I’m wary of screwing things up for them. 

The latest update is he had to file a written appeal that will be heard by the 3 students on the NHS board.  It is so ridiculous an adult refuses to make a decision and puts it in kids hands.  

If he gets rejected I have considered the lawyer route and thought defamation of character would be appropriate if they contact the colleges. 

Really hoping common sense wins and the right decision is made.  

 

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3 hours ago, berndog said:

If the principal wasn't a spineless moron I would be knocking on his door tomorrow morning.

For example my same son was involved in an accident in the school parking lot last year.  A kid was driving at least 35 MPH and plowed into my sons car.  It totaled the car and messed up my son's back and caused him to quit the track team so he could rehab.  The kid initially lied about the whole thing.  Luckily I was able to get video of the accident from the schools cameras.  This was huge in determining fault and getting insurance to pay. 

The kid was bragging about totaling our car so I went to the principal and asked what he was going to do.  He gave me some BS about not being able to discuss other students.  I shareed the video and pointed out the school handbook says driving privileges' are suspended for at fault accidents on school property.  This kid was a football player and popular so of course the principal didn't have the balls to do anything. :rant:  so fighting over this wont get me anywhere. 

Next stop, School Board and Local TV News

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3 hours ago, berndog said:

If the principal wasn't a spineless moron I would be knocking on his door tomorrow morning.

For example my same son was involved in an accident in the school parking lot last year.  A kid was driving at least 35 MPH and plowed into my sons car.  It totaled the car and messed up my son's back and caused him to quit the track team so he could rehab.  The kid initially lied about the whole thing.  Luckily I was able to get video of the accident from the schools cameras.  This was huge in determining fault and getting insurance to pay. 

The kid was bragging about totaling our car so I went to the principal and asked what he was going to do.  He gave me some BS about not being able to discuss other students.  I shareed the video and pointed out the school handbook says driving privileges' are suspended for at fault accidents on school property.  This kid was a football player and popular so of course the principal didn't have the balls to do anything. :rant:  so fighting over this wont get me anywhere. 

Superintendent, school board, then press. 

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3 hours ago, berndog said:

If the principal wasn't a spineless moron I would be knocking on his door tomorrow morning.

For example my same son was involved in an accident in the school parking lot last year.  A kid was driving at least 35 MPH and plowed into my sons car.  It totaled the car and messed up my son's back and caused him to quit the track team so he could rehab.  The kid initially lied about the whole thing.  Luckily I was able to get video of the accident from the schools cameras.  This was huge in determining fault and getting insurance to pay. 

The kid was bragging about totaling our car so I went to the principal and asked what he was going to do.  He gave me some BS about not being able to discuss other students.  I shareed the video and pointed out the school handbook says driving privileges' are suspended for at fault accidents on school property.  This kid was a football player and popular so of course the principal didn't have the balls to do anything. :rant:  so fighting over this wont get me anywhere. 

Go to principal.  If immediate action isn't taken to have them stop from contacting the colleges until this can get sorted out, go to the school board.  If you're told to wait until the next school board meeting to be brought up in front of a crowd to explain all this, go to you local television station.  They eat this #### up.  They will being a story and the school will be forced to do the right thing.

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18 minutes ago, berndog said:

I will have 2 kids at this high school next year so i’m wary  about blowing things up. I want to win this battle but not if my kids will be at war with administration the rest of their high school years. 

What kind of retribution are you afraid of?  Don't be a ##### about this if your son has potential scholarships that would be affected.

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1 hour ago, berndog said:

I will have 2 kids at this high school next year so i’m wary  about blowing things up. I want to win this battle but not if my kids will be at war with administration the rest of their high school years. 

After you blow things up, good chance your other kids will be nigh untouchable, imo. Sure, you’ll be “that”parent, but it’s worth it.

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2 hours ago, berndog said:

I will have 2 kids at this high school next year so i’m wary  about blowing things up. I want to win this battle but not if my kids will be at war with administration the rest of their high school years. 

If they’re at war with administration, it’s you vs. a high school principal.  I promise you can do this. 

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5 hours ago, DA RAIDERS said:

Nuke those ####ers from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.  That #### would piss me off so much, I would go as high as needed to get satisfaction. 

Don't you pretty much always get as high as needed

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9 hours ago, Henry Ford said:

If they’re at war with administration, it’s you vs. a high school principal.  I promise you can do this. 

No surprise they turned down my kids appeal so I've requested a meeting with the principal to discuss this in person.  It is 50/50 if I will hear back from him today. 

@krista4  if I want to toss out the threat of legal action to prevent them from notifying schools what would that sound like?  I'm thinking defamation of character but never watched to much Law and Order to be sure what jargon/BS is appropriate in situations like this. 

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33 minutes ago, berndog said:

No surprise they turned down my kids appeal so I've requested a meeting with the principal to discuss this in person.  It is 50/50 if I will hear back from him today. 

@krista4  if I want to toss out the threat of legal action to prevent them from notifying schools what would that sound like?  I'm thinking defamation of character but never watched to much Law and Order to be sure what jargon/BS is appropriate in situations like this. 

Honestly?

Is this panel of students supposed to be the shining examples of what the student body is and not the idiots ditching class and vaping weed behind the gym? If so, I think you need to have a little chat with yourself about where your children are being educated, because the results suck

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46 minutes ago, berndog said:

No surprise they turned down my kids appeal so I've requested a meeting with the principal to discuss this in person.  It is 50/50 if I will hear back from him today. 

@krista4  if I want to toss out the threat of legal action to prevent them from notifying schools what would that sound like?  I'm thinking defamation of character but never watched to much Law and Order to be sure what jargon/BS is appropriate in situations like this. 

In all seriousness, I’d keep it vague at first. Send the letter saying if they continue to do this you will take all available action against the school, the district, and the administrators personally.  That continued publication of this information to such a widespread audience places your son in a false light (you’ll never win a false light case with these facts, so just use the buzz words) and that while you have no desire to make this a legal issue, if they continue to use their screw up to punish your kid, they’re making that choice, not you. 

And then call the local “on your side” tv show. 

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9 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

@berndogdoes your school publish the Honor Society in the local paper or anything?

I seriously doubt it is published anywhere outside of the yearbook or some recognition during graduation.  I just don't want them contacting the colleges. 

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39 minutes ago, berndog said:

I seriously doubt it is published anywhere outside of the yearbook or some recognition during graduation.  I just don't want them contacting the colleges. 

Right, so the big question is “what law are they violating?” And the answer is probably “none.” But they’re being giant #####.  In which case, the appropriate response is probably to make their lives hell through administration, school board, press, documenting every infraction every one of them is involved in, filing angry letters with the school board every time they file an improper TPS report, etc. You need to become the worst nightmare of this teacher and principal, which is usually “a really involved parent who is paying attention to every single thing they do.”

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1 hour ago, Henry Ford said:

In all seriousness, I’d keep it vague at first. Send the letter saying if they continue to do this you will take all available action against the school, the district, and the administrators personally.  That continued publication of this information to such a widespread audience places your son in a false light (you’ll never win a false light case with these facts, so just use the buzz words) and that while you have no desire to make this a legal issue, if they continue to use their screw up to punish your kid, they’re making that choice, not you. 

And then call the local “on your side” tv show. 

Unsurprisingly, HF answered your question better than I could have. :thumbup: 

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Of course they are unable to meet with me today and their only availability is at 1:00 tomorrow.  They could not make it any more inconvenient for me as I need to re-arrange several meetings.

On top of that 2 administrators and 1 advisor pulled my son out of class today to tell him they denied his appeal and he would not be a member of honor society.  :rant: Every time they change their story a little bit more on why he was kicked out.  On the plus side I have a signed form he completed service hours with another teacher. 

Even with the proof he completed all requirements on time I know they will not change their mind.  I will start off tomorrow's meeting calmly presenting this proof and I'm sure the meeting will end with me shouting expletives and being physically removed from the school. 

This whole thing is so stupid and I am amazed how they have chose to dig their heels in.  My son is a marching band, history loving, AP taking kid who wants to be a lawyer.  It baffles me they are picking this fight. 

@Henry Ford - I hear you about being a pain in the ### and it sounds good on paper but honestly don't have the time or will to fight that fight. 

 

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3 minutes ago, berndog said:

Of course they are unable to meet with me today and their only availability is at 1:00 tomorrow.  They could not make it any more inconvenient for me as I need to re-arrange several meetings.

On top of that 2 administrators and 1 advisor pulled my son out of class today to tell him they denied his appeal and he would not be a member of honor society.  :rant: Every time they change their story a little bit more on why he was kicked out.  On the plus side I have a signed form he completed service hours with another teacher. 

Even with the proof he completed all requirements on time I know they will not change their mind.  I will start off tomorrow's meeting calmly presenting this proof and I'm sure the meeting will end with me shouting expletives and being physically removed from the school. 

This whole thing is so stupid and I am amazed how they have chose to dig their heels in.  My son is a marching band, history loving, AP taking kid who wants to be a lawyer.  It baffles me they are picking this fight. 

@Henry Ford - I hear you about being a pain in the ### and it sounds good on paper but honestly don't have the time or will to fight that fight. 

 

God bless that school for doing everything they can to prevent that.

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 11:43 PM, krista4 said:

Nothing interesting has happened in the last 7 months.  You can miss a year in here and still know what's going on.

That's proper incentive to come back, right?

 

RIGHT?!!?!?

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32 minutes ago, berndog said:

Of course they are unable to meet with me today and their only availability is at 1:00 tomorrow.  They could not make it any more inconvenient for me as I need to re-arrange several meetings.

On top of that 2 administrators and 1 advisor pulled my son out of class today to tell him they denied his appeal and he would not be a member of honor society.  :rant: Every time they change their story a little bit more on why he was kicked out.  On the plus side I have a signed form he completed service hours with another teacher. 

Even with the proof he completed all requirements on time I know they will not change their mind.  I will start off tomorrow's meeting calmly presenting this proof and I'm sure the meeting will end with me shouting expletives and being physically removed from the school. 

This whole thing is so stupid and I am amazed how they have chose to dig their heels in.  My son is a marching band, history loving, AP taking kid who wants to be a lawyer.  It baffles me they are picking this fight. 

@Henry Ford - I hear you about being a pain in the ### and it sounds good on paper but honestly don't have the time or will to fight that fight. 

 

Kid’s almost out of your house. This is your last chance to go to bat for him. 

I know it sucks.  I know you don’t want to.  I know you don’t have the time. Sorry, man.  Has to be done. Plus, you’ll see the broken shell of this administrator for years around town. It’s way better than seeing him as the new superintendent for years while being pissed about what he did to your son. 

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There are precious few times in life when you can be absolutely in the right, can look a man in the eyes and say “if you do not do what I am asking, I am going to be the worst thing that ever happened to you.”  And then follow through. And be completely justified. 

If you don’t do those things at that time, I don’t even know why everyone gets up in the morning. 

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Just now, General Malaise said:

Kind of glad I have stupid children.

Actually, that's not true.  Not sure how it happened, but my oldest is now a freshman in HS and has straight As and is in AP classes.  His ACT scores he took last year were unreal.  Considering his parents, I'm kind of surprised.  

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1 minute ago, General Malaise said:

Actually, that's not true.  Not sure how it happened, but my oldest is now a freshman in HS and has straight As and is in AP classes.  His ACT scores he took last year were unreal.  Considering his parents, I'm kind of surprised.  

Well, presumably he hasn't discovered booze yet...

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10 minutes ago, heckmanm said:

Well, presumably he hasn't discovered booze yet...

Yeah, I kind of keep waiting for that, but I just don't think he's interested in it, yet.  I did tell him if he could keep this up for 2 more years, he'll have all sorts of opportunities to flee our coop, which I think excites him because our house is a complete sh!t show.

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14 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

There are precious few times in life when you can be absolutely in the right, can look a man in the eyes and say “if you do not do what I am asking, I am going to be the worst thing that ever happened to you.”  And then follow through. And be completely justified. 

If you don’t do those things at that time, I don’t even know why everyone gets up in the morning. 

I hear you and believe me I have gone to bat for my kids numerous times. 

Some day I will share the tale of how I left his 5th grade teacher crying.

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