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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Hmmm, What Should a Volunteer Do?

As many of you know from your own experience, if you volunteer in Seattle Public Schools, you need to go thru a training and then take a test on it.  I think the test may have gotten an update as I came across a parent who was not happy with the answer to one question (see left).


The parent wondered why the answer wasn't "notify police or Child Protective Services."

It is a slippery slope but I have seen principals take their time doing anything and meanwhile, a school has a problem.

Readers, what do you think?


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Always report to cops. No discussion.

-CrimeisCrime

Anonymous said...

The district would much rather you report these things to the principal, because they want to avoid publicity at all costs. The principal will talk to the perpetrator, and strongly suggest that they resign, and if they do, the problem is taken care of. If they don't, then they are put on (paid) leave for the rest of the year, and nothing else happens unless the parents of the kid involved are brave enough to press charges. Often they won't, because they don't want their kid's name in the papers. So the perpetrator gets off scot-free, a nice paid vacation. What the district will NOT do is fire the perp.

Been There.

Anonymous said...

To protect the children at the school, you need to go to the police. Otherwise, there may be a reassignment or some other slap on the wrist reaction from the district, and the students are still exposed to harm.

-StepJ

Melissa Westbrook said...

The principal will talk to the perpetrator, and strongly suggest that they resign, and if they do, the problem is taken care of."

That might be the district's view but not society's. Get this person to resign and they go off and do it again elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

Exactly.

Been There