close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Don't know if true, but good

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Messages:
    64,670
    Likes Received:
    1,546
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    This is the answering machine message the Pacific Palisades High School
    (California) Staff voted 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 was voted
    unanimously by the office staff as 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 to 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 children's lack of effort ... hang
    up and have a nice day!