bartow school bs
County Resident

Riverdale, GA

#21 Jan 31, 2013
I can see the headlines now... Bartow County School System sued because child died from tornado flipping car over. Surviving parent blames school, says "They should have stopped us from leaving the safe building."
pissed

Mcdonough, GA

#22 Jan 31, 2013
to Pissed wrote:
You need to call & ask for a meeting with the Principal. Sounds like someone has some explaining to do to you & some procedures need to be addressed to those in the front office. I dont think they can keep u from getting ur kids like they did.
That is what I thought, even the fabulous "Dr" told me they would not let any parents take their children home because the school was safer than anywhere else and during "storm procedures" the children are not allowed to leave. I'm going to see Mr.Harper tomorrow. And for the record, my children are A+ students who rarely miss school. Education is very important to us, but so is my right to be the parent to my children!
pissed

Mcdonough, GA

#23 Jan 31, 2013
parent wrote:
I would like to know what you are told about this situation. Something doesn't make sense & I would want an answer. Write a letter to the superintendent Harper.. see what answer u get too.
I am going to go see him tomorrow. This is not the first time the office and principal have overstepped their boundaries at Taylorsville. Which I hate, because the education is great. It's horrible when you have to think about switching schools because the office staff try to be something they're not.
agree

Tucker, GA

#24 Feb 1, 2013
I too, had difficulty picking up my children from their school. It was around 1pm when everything was beginning to settle down and I saw it as an opportunity to get my boys and bring them home. When I arrived at the school the principal informed me that they were not allowed to release any student which I found odd considering the sign out sheet sitting on the counter in front of me with about 20 names on it. I had to be pretty firm and they finally let me have my boys but not before telling me "I hope nothing happens to you and you make it home." I was extremely mad and irriated. I would never ever put my children in any intentional harm and that's exactly why I waited until things were starting to settle down. I did not appreciate the snide remark from the principle almost insinuating that she really wanted something to happen to us so that she could be right. Also, it wasn't like I was the only parent there at that moment trying to pick up my kids. Four other parents walked in right behind me. Does that mean we are all bad parents? No, it means as parents we felt it was the right time to get our kids and take them home. No one should have the right to tell us NO!
mrsgsp

Mcdonough, GA

#25 Feb 1, 2013
agree wrote:
I too, had difficulty picking up my children from their school. It was around 1pm when everything was beginning to settle down and I saw it as an opportunity to get my boys and bring them home. When I arrived at the school the principal informed me that they were not allowed to release any student which I found odd considering the sign out sheet sitting on the counter in front of me with about 20 names on it. I had to be pretty firm and they finally let me have my boys but not before telling me "I hope nothing happens to you and you make it home." I was extremely mad and irriated. I would never ever put my children in any intentional harm and that's exactly why I waited until things were starting to settle down. I did not appreciate the snide remark from the principle almost insinuating that she really wanted something to happen to us so that she could be right. Also, it wasn't like I was the only parent there at that moment trying to pick up my kids. Four other parents walked in right behind me. Does that mean we are all bad parents? No, it means as parents we felt it was the right time to get our kids and take them home. No one should have the right to tell us NO!
Same thing happened to me. I called to have the school make sure they would be ready. The staff told me I could not get them. I flipped put and told them I was coming and had not problems bringing the police as it was an emergency. They put me on hold and the principal gets on the phone and starts arguing with me about the school being the safest. She said she would only let me get them this time because it was an emergency. When i got there, I was made to stand outside with the rain and wind blowing on me while they went and got my kids. As I was leaving they were arguing with other parents that wanted to pick up their kids. I think it is completely unsafe for anyone to be on the roadways during a warning but many of us apparently went after the warning was over. It's not ok how they talked to us in a condescending tone and wouldn't let some parents get their kids. Curious to know what Mr. Harper says to the parents that call.
mrsgsp

Mcdonough, GA

#26 Feb 1, 2013
Just spoke with school board. Dr Harper agreed the parents have a right to pick up their children and they will be speaking with principals to work out a way for parents to get their kids while still keeping the school safe and calm. If you have any concerns, I recommend calling them and getting answers for yourself.
city boy

United States

#27 Feb 1, 2013
One needs to look no further than these comments from these parents to see why the county schools are so dysfunctional!Let the administration do it's job!
Boyd Crowder

Silver Creek, GA

#28 Feb 1, 2013
mrsgsp wrote:
Just spoke with school board. Dr Harper agreed the parents have a right to pick up their children and they will be speaking with principals to work out a way for parents to get their kids while still keeping the school safe and calm. If you have any concerns, I recommend calling them and getting answers for yourself.
Just putting my 2 cents in. During emergencies such as this the office staff and teachers have a lot going on. Having to deal with unruly parents while looking after several hundred children is not an easy task. I commend ALL our school personel for the great job they do taking care of our children everyday!! Yes, I agree you should be able to get your child even if there is severe weather (if its an emergency) but remember there are several hundred other parents who allowed school personel to do there job and there children were safe the entire time. Good Job BCSS employees!!

Since: Nov 12

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#29 Feb 1, 2013
With all due respect, it does not sound as if anyone was "unruly" until the office personnel refused to release the children to their parents.
Yes

Cartersville, GA

#30 Feb 1, 2013
I think it's funny how the self righteous parents go into a rage when they are told NO. LOL And I'm sure every one of you spoiled brat mothers are teaching your little demon children that NObody should ever tell them NO.

I commend all the schools for the responsibilities they had and how professional they acted to ensure the safety of the kids.

You spoiled brat mommy dearests need to get over yourself and realize sometimes you are going to be told No.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#31 Feb 1, 2013
Yes wrote:
I think it's funny how the self righteous parents go into a rage when they are told NO. LOL And I'm sure every one of you spoiled brat mothers are teaching your little demon children that NObody should ever tell them NO.
I commend all the schools for the responsibilities they had and how professional they acted to ensure the safety of the kids.
You spoiled brat mommy dearests need to get over yourself and realize sometimes you are going to be told No.
It doesn't sound like the school personnel were professional in the slightest. School personnel need to remember that they work for US and dropping our children off at the school door in the morning does not negate our rights as parents. And while you may love handing over the raising of your children to the state, some of us prefer to do our job as parents. And that includes making decisions on what is best for OUR children. We have the responsibility and no school has the right to make those decisions for us.
yes

Cartersville, GA

#32 Feb 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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It doesn't sound like the school personnel were professional in the slightest. School personnel need to remember that they work for US and dropping our children off at the school door in the morning does not negate our rights as parents. And while you may love handing over the raising of your children to the state, some of us prefer to do our job as parents. And that includes making decisions on what is best for OUR children. We have the responsibility and no school has the right to make those decisions for us.
Oh yes they do have the right. And drop the "they need to remember they work for us" crap. So does the police but they would still lock your bratty azz up.

If you don't want to turn your children over to the state as you call it, keep your kids at home and home school them. Those teachers teach your kids just like they do mine.

Go stomp your foot somewhere else. I'll be seeing your child in the blotter in a few years.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#33 Feb 1, 2013
yes wrote:
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Oh yes they do have the right. And drop the "they need to remember they work for us" crap. So does the police but they would still lock your bratty azz up.
If you don't want to turn your children over to the state as you call it, keep your kids at home and home school them. Those teachers teach your kids just like they do mine.
Go stomp your foot somewhere else. I'll be seeing your child in the blotter in a few years.
Uh, no they don't. We chose not to put our kids in the government schools - for many reasons, one of which would include attitudes like those evidenced on here. And they are currently Dean's list at their respective colleges, thank you very much.
yes

Cartersville, GA

#34 Feb 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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Uh, no they don't. We chose not to put our kids in the government schools - for many reasons, one of which would include attitudes like those evidenced on here. And they are currently Dean's list at their respective colleges, thank you very much.
"they work for US and dropping our children off at the school door in the morning does not negate our rights as parents."

So you're just making this sh** up just so you can run your mouth about something that obviously doesn't involve you. Typical brat parent.
yes

Cartersville, GA

#35 Feb 1, 2013
"they work for US and dropping our children off at the school door in the morning does not negate our rights as parents."

Why are you saying you drop your children off at the school door when you don't do that?
Liberty Lover

Cartersville, GA

#36 Feb 1, 2013
It sounds to me like some if you believe children should be the property of the state.

I don't care what is going on, parents are the ultimate authority over their children, and they have the right to decide where their children are safest. No school official has the right to deny a parent the right to withdraw a child from school, especially if the weather emergency is over.

This attitude is exactly why my children will never attend a government school.
mrsgsp

Atlanta, GA

#37 Feb 1, 2013
Yes wrote:
I think it's funny how the self righteous parents go into a rage when they are told NO. LOL And I'm sure every one of you spoiled brat mothers are teaching your little demon children that NObody should ever tell them NO.
I commend all the schools for the responsibilities they had and how professional they acted to ensure the safety of the kids.
You spoiled brat mommy dearests need to get over yourself and realize sometimes you are going to be told No.
I tell my children no all the time, its called discipline. But you can call me whatever you chose, my children are straight A all american kids who have manners and recieved numerous awards for citizenship, responsibility, and courtesy. Regardless of what job someone has, that does not give them the right to tell me I cannot have my children. I put my children in public schools for diversity, the GATEWAY program, and all the other benefits one receives by being in public schools, not because I need a babysitter. If I needed a babysitter I would chose better than some at the school. I love the teachers at Taylorsville and even the secretaries however the rest of the office staff needs an attitude adjustment or find a different career where there are not "bratty spoiled parents".

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#38 Feb 1, 2013
yes wrote:
<quoted text>
"they work for US and dropping our children off at the school door in the morning does not negate our rights as parents."
So you're just making this sh** up just so you can run your mouth about something that obviously doesn't involve you. Typical brat parent.
The statement about dropping off our children at the school door applies whether or not it is a state school or a private school. And how typical of those who cannot support their positions logically that you cannot argue a point without profanity and insults. Sad, sad, sad.
yes

Cartersville, GA

#39 Feb 1, 2013
You did not drop your children off at the school door. Why do you keep saying you do. You need to pick one story and stick with it. You say your children are in college. Then you say you drop them off at the door.

Confused?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#40 Feb 1, 2013
yes wrote:
You did not drop your children off at the school door. Why do you keep saying you do. You need to pick one story and stick with it. You say your children are in college. Then you say you drop them off at the door.
Confused?
Confused, no - but you seem to be. I never claimed to currently have children in our local schools. My points have been on the general subject of parental rights versus school infringement on those rights as brought up in the initial post. Reread my posts and you should be able to grasp the point.

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