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Old 11/08/2007, 06:57 AM
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Old 11/08/2007, 07:08 AM
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Not much you can do other than tell them it's the rules so follow them. Believe me I wasn't thrilled.
There is ALWAYS something you can do, you may not always win, but there is always courses and actions you can take when you don't agree with something.

Btw, not directing this specifically at you Aliie, just using what you said as a point.
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Old 11/08/2007, 07:17 AM
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You're asking the administration to somehow draw the line on what's ok and what's not. Just another case of some spoiling it for everyone else.
Though it's a sad rule to have in place I can certainly understand why. Don't use your children to fight this sort of thing, use your presence at school board meetings and with your votes.

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agreed you dont like the rules then pushed to get them changed
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Old 11/08/2007, 07:19 AM
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You're asking the administration to somehow draw the line on what's ok and what's not. Just another case of some spoiling it for everyone else.
Though it's a sad rule to have in place I can certainly understand why. Don't use your children to fight this sort of thing, use your presence at school board meetings and with your votes.

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You say you understand why there is a rule against hugging. Would you care to enlighten me?
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Old 11/08/2007, 07:30 AM
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You say you understand why there is a rule against hugging. Would you care to enlighten me?
Yes do tell. If there was more compassion and niceness passing around in the world maybe there would be less violence.
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Old 11/08/2007, 08:26 AM
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if they tried that while I was in our whole class woudl have got detention ..... we would have.....had.....a ....group hug on the front lawn and invited the school board
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Old 11/08/2007, 08:42 AM
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if they tried that while I was in our whole class woudl have got detention ..... we would have.....had.....a ....group hug on the front lawn and invited the school board
you hippie
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Old 11/08/2007, 08:42 AM
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Remember the good ole days?
We were at school when it was snowing, waiting for them to cancel school, but it takes a while to get bus's going & younger kids get sent home 1st
Lunch time, Middle school, some kids have a snowball fight, teachers break it up. Then teachers AND principal anounce in the lunchroom that ANYONE who engages in a snowball fight will be suspended & sent home. The entire lunch room got up & proceeded to go outside & have a snowball fight
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Old 11/08/2007, 08:44 AM
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you hippie
not me but thats what woudl have happened ... we didn't let silly rules stop us from stuff.

Not to say we would have been disrespectful but we really woudl have quietly organized a class wide (likly school wide) group hug on the front lawn and dared them to send us all to detention.
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Old 11/08/2007, 08:46 AM
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school should be students arriving in a bus, blindfolded and handcuffed, only to be led to a private cubicle with a computer, a pen, and a notebook. upon arriving at their cubicle, the student will have one hand freed, and one handcuffed to the desk. instructors will prerecord lessons and present them in powerpoint format. questions are no longer allowed because they represent repressed urges to rebel and be nonconformist, which we all know leads to the downfall of civilization as we know it.





gimme a freakin break! it's a HUG!
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Old 11/08/2007, 10:18 AM
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You say you understand why there is a rule against hugging. Would you care to enlighten me?
Again, attend your school board meetings and let your feelings be known. If you have time to argue the point here you have time to make a difference, this discussion wont.

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Old 11/08/2007, 11:13 AM
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Again, attend your school board meetings and let your feelings be known. If you have time to argue the point here you have time to make a difference, this discussion wont.

SteveU
You misunderstand me. You stated that you understand the reason for such a rule. I really do not understand the policy behind hug abrogation. I was hoping you could help me understand the reasoning behind the school's position.
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Old 11/08/2007, 11:16 AM
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Again, attend your school board meetings and let your feelings be known. If you have time to argue the point here you have time to make a difference, this discussion wont.

SteveU
I have no school board meeting to go to as I have no children. I do try to make a difference, but there is not much to gain in this situation. I am trying to keep people out of jail and debt, not detention.
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Old 11/08/2007, 11:55 AM
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Unfortunately the sadder thing is not that stuff like this is in place, its In 20 or 30 years the world is going to be a VERY scary place to live in because the kids raised with such ridiculous and off the wall rules such as this are going to be the ones running everything.
Have fun in that world.

I'll more than likely be worm food by then.
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Old 11/08/2007, 12:06 PM
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Umm....priorities anyone? Isn't there much more important things for the schools to be worrying about than hugging?
Yep .....priorities. Isn't there more important things to report than a girl getting a d-hall? Isn't there more important things to get worked up over than a silly pda rule.

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Old 11/08/2007, 02:14 PM
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I'm shocked to see this story go national.

Living close to St. Louis all the news stations are covering this story. I believe this principal has bitten off more than he can chew. Tuesday a local reporter went to the school during a basketball game to interview both parents and students and the principal kicked them out of the school. Shortly after they were told to leave the property because they were interviewing people. Finally the police were called and the news crew was escorted off the property. This has become way out of hand.

One point that needs to be broadcast is the fact that this girl was warned about PDA a week earlier at a football game. No specific details have came out about what she was actually doing or who it was with ie boyfriend or significant other.

What a mess!
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Old 11/08/2007, 03:22 PM
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Was that previous infraction in, under or behind the bleachers?




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Old 11/08/2007, 03:28 PM
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PDA?
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Old 11/08/2007, 03:30 PM
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11/08/2007 06:57 AM Yeah right

Unfortunately, the school has to have a zero tolerance policy. What hug is a innocent and what hug goes beyond that?

Another thing with hugging is some kids hug everyone and not everyone is comfortable with getting hugged.

There also the whole boy/girl hug. Is it welcome or harrassment?

It's easier and safer for the school district to say absolutely no touching.
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Old 11/08/2007, 04:50 PM
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PDA, public display of affection. Rules like this exist for a reason and if you start allowing exceptions the rule will have zero meaning. We have a similar rule and if we didn't have it some kids would be having sex in the halls (I'm only half joking). I would imagine this girl was probably a PITA and the administrators would have let another kid slide.

Rules like this sound silly but they exist for a reason.
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