A teacher’s outrageous bathroom pass agreement to her students has left parents up in arms.
The note, which was posted to social media by Twitter user @iJaadee, is titled: “Mrs. White’s 8th Grade Admin/Bathroom/Water/Nurse Pass.
It goes on to say that each child – who could be as young as 13 – is only allowed to leave the class twice to either use the bathroom, see the nurse or to get water, in an entire month, shared Yahoo 7.
Once they use up their two passes the children aren’t allowed to leave the classroom again for the rest of the month unless they have a doctor’s note.
Mrs. White says in the letter that she knows her letter is ‘petty’ but the children are made the sign off permission for their teacher to deny them the opportunity to visit the restroom, nurse or get water during their lesson.
Twitter user @iJaadee posted a screenshot of the note online, alongside the caption: “Your child comes home and shows you this note her teacher had her sign at school. What’s your reaction?”
“As a future teacher, this is horrible and not at all how to manage a classroom. I would be on the phone with the principal immediately and be having a long meeting with this teacher and the principal. She’s not allowed to deny a child water, bathroom breaks or access to the nurse.”
“I thought this kind of torment had gone away decades ago. When I taught 8th grade, the kids could go as often as they needed. Nobody abused it. (Maybe her students hate her class?) I still remember projectile vomiting in 9th grade after being told I couldn’t go to the nurse.”
“It’s so sick. Who could deny a child medical care when it’s right down the hall?”
“That borders on cruel and inhumane.”
According to a local Memphis news site, the school released a statement about the letter, claiming it is ‘currently reviewing the circumstances under which the document was prepared and distributed to students’.
“Please know the safety and care of our students is always our first priority. It is important that students know we respect them and are responsive to their needs,” the statement read.
“To reinforce these values, we convened our full team today to review all relevant policies and procedures. We will continue to work with our teachers and staff to ensure all school policies and values are consistently maintained in each classroom.”
Your child comes home and shows you this note her teacher had her sign at school.
What’s your reaction? pic.twitter.com/x6hG3HepZJ
— I changed my avi dont freak out???? (@iJaadee) August 30, 2018
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