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Stavanger principals in effort to restore parents’ principles. Attempt to introduce standard rules for missing school. Principals in Stavanger are tired of parents taking their children out of school to travel on holiday. They have now written a letter to the council’s director of schools, suggesting common guidelines to reduce the growing piles of holiday applications.Matter of principle

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Stavanger principals in effort to restore parents’ principles

Published on Friday, 16th October, 2009 at 16:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 16th October 2009 at 17:06.

Attempt to introduce standard rules for missing school.

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Principals in Stavanger are tired of parents taking their children out of school to travel on holiday. They have now written a letter to the council’s director of schools, suggesting common guidelines to reduce the growing piles of holiday applications.

Matter of principle

The new move is mainly designed to stop the pupils falling behind with their work, but also to instil parents with a sense of responsibility towards the school, reports NRK.

Marthe Rødde, Smioden School’s principal, says that many parents take their children out of school to travel on holiday at cheaper times of the year, and pupils miss out on up to a year’s worth of school.

White lies

But although Rødde says she has decided to decline all applications from parents as a matter of course, she admits that some parents have ignored this and travelled anyway. However this leaves the children with the problem of having to catch up on their work.

According to the principal, many parents answer that they will help their children with their homework when asked about how they plan to do this.

“I don’t believe that most of them sit on the beach on the Canary Islands doing their homework,” she says.

“I don’t tend to take my books with me as a rule, because they just get ruined,” says one of her students.

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Published on Friday, 16th October, 2009 at 16:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 16th October 2009 at 17:06.

This post has the following tags: school, dispensation, holiday, parents, travel, principals, application, denied, stavanger, pupils, homework.





  
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