[Elfsea] OT - teacher humour

pcrandal@sbcglobal.net pcrandal at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 22 09:12:14 PST 2005


(This is hilarious, no wonder some people
were offended!) This is the message that the Pacific
Palisades High School (California) Staff voted
unanimously to record on their school telephone
answering machine. This came about because they
implemented a policy requiring students and parents
to be responsible for their children's absences and
missing homework.

The school and teachers are being sued by
parents who want their children's failing grades
changed to passing grades even though those children
were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did
not complete enough school work to pass their
classes.

This is the actual answering machine message
for the school

"Hello! You have reached the automated
answering service of your school. In order to assist
you in connecting the right staff member, please
listen to all your options before making a
selection

"To lie about why your child is absent -
Press 1

"To make excuses for why your child did not
do his work- Press 2

"To complain about what we do - Press 3

"To swear at staff members - Press 4

"To ask why you didn't get information that
was already enclosed in your newsletter and several
flyers mailed to you - Press 5

"If you want us to raise your child - Press 6

"If you want to reach out and touch, slap or
hit someone - Press 7

"To request another teacher for the third
time this year- Press 8

"To complain about bus transportation -
Press 9

"To complain about school lunches - Press 0

"If you realize this is the real world and
your child must be accountable and responsible for
his/her own behavior, class work, homework, and that
it's not the teachers' fault for your child's lack
of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!"

If you can read this thank a teacher.

If you are reading it in English thank a
veteran.

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