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IHS

Independence, KS

#1 Feb 2, 2013
Last week I had to run the keys to my son's truck to the high school.(yes, he locked his in the truck) When I walked into the office there was the principal holding a baby. No sign of a wife or mother around. I assume it was his. Talked to my boy and some of his friends and they tell me the youngster is up there all the time. Is the Principal also getting paid for babysitting? When I heard he hired his sister in law to teach in the school, I was amazed at his nerve. Now this.
Wait a minute. Another thought. At least he didn't leave the kid in the car...this time.
methusula

Wichita, KS

#2 Feb 2, 2013
IHS wrote:
Last week I had to run the keys to my son's truck to the high school.(yes, he locked his in the truck) When I walked into the office there was the principal holding a baby. No sign of a wife or mother around. I assume it was his. Talked to my boy and some of his friends and they tell me the youngster is up there all the time. Is the Principal also getting paid for babysitting? When I heard he hired his sister in law to teach in the school, I was amazed at his nerve. Now this.
Wait a minute. Another thought. At least he didn't leave the kid in the car...this time.
Sounds like your boy needs to be more concerned about the location of his keys and not who is in the principal's office. The key thing seems like more than he can handle.
IHS

Independence, KS

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Believe me we have discussed keys. Next time he locks them in the truck he gets to walk home to pick up the spare pair and walk back. You are right.

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#4 Feb 2, 2013
Does the school district policy allow this? If something were to happen to the child, is the district liable? Does any employee of the school district get to baby sit their kid on district time? What happens in an emergency situation? In an emergency situation how does the princpal manage his responsibilities and a kid at the same time?

It is my personal opinion, that the principal gets paid enough to afford day care for the child. This will enable him to concentrate on his duties as principal, which is what he is paid for.

What the hell is wrong with the school superintendent that he allows this? Is the school board aware of this? If they are aware of this, then why haven't they done something about it? Or maybe they think it is just okay and there isn't a problem with it.

Hello???
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United States

#5 Feb 2, 2013
The story I read did not say the boy was concerned. The story said the boy was questioned. Futhermore the boy was not the topic the principal was. There's no need to apologize for your boy. Someone just needs to re-read and realize, bringing up your boy did not have to do with anything. Don't apologize!
methusula

Wichita, KS

#6 Feb 2, 2013
Also adding wrote:
The story I read did not say the boy was concerned. The story said the boy was questioned. Futhermore the boy was not the topic the principal was. There's no need to apologize for your boy. Someone just needs to re-read and realize, bringing up your boy did not have to do with anything. Don't apologize!
It was an issue enough that "he allegedly" noticed that the topic of this thread "was allegedly" taking care of his kid more than once. If the boy was not concerned, what exact word would you choose to describe how the boy felt about it. And it says volumes about you as a person that you are more concerned about the feelings of an ANONYMOUS poster who might not even have a son for all we know, over the continued crap on TOPIX where an anonymous person can get on here and refer to a "real life" person and say anything they want without any substantiation. Other than if this is true, those in the office will realize who this person is.
Also adding

United States

#7 Feb 2, 2013
The boy was concerned about his keys.
The boy allegedly felt RELIEF when he got his keys.
The boy was questioned about the principal and the baby that was there. The boy only stated what he had OBSERVED on more than one occasion.

I do agree with you about posting false information.
It is not right to call someone out by both names or job title that is known in the public eye.
If you are going to do that, then you should have to post both your names. First and last.
I do believe that is a cowards way, hiding behind an anonymous post like that.

My intent was not to offend you. My intent was to merely point out the facts in the way the " story" was written.
I do not know if the "story" is true or not.

I feel the same as you do to, about most of topix posters. That is basically why I made the statement I did. People posting back uncalled for replies irritates me.

I just didn't feel the boy was the problem in the "story".

You clearly were irritated about the possibility of it being a fake "story".
I was clearly irritated about someone smarting off about an innocent kid.
Point missed and point taken.
I am not sorry about me as a person and that speaks volumes on my behalf. Truce!
methusula

Wichita, KS

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Also adding wrote:
The boy was concerned about his keys.
The boy allegedly felt RELIEF when he got his keys.
The boy was questioned about the principal and the baby that was there. The boy only stated what he had OBSERVED on more than one occasion.
I do agree with you about posting false information.
It is not right to call someone out by both names or job title that is known in the public eye.
If you are going to do that, then you should have to post both your names. First and last.
I do believe that is a cowards way, hiding behind an anonymous post like that.
My intent was not to offend you. My intent was to merely point out the facts in the way the " story" was written.
I do not know if the "story" is true or not.
I feel the same as you do to, about most of topix posters. That is basically why I made the statement I did. People posting back uncalled for replies irritates me.
I just didn't feel the boy was the problem in the "story".
You clearly were irritated about the possibility of it being a fake "story".
I was clearly irritated about someone smarting off about an innocent kid.
Point missed and point taken.
I am not sorry about me as a person and that speaks volumes on my behalf. Truce!
Sure.
just asked

United States

#9 Feb 3, 2013
I just asked my daughter and she said that the principal does have his kid up there at the school quite a bit. I don't think that this is ok. He should be up there doing his job not watching his son.
IHS

Independence, KS

#10 Feb 3, 2013
I apologize to the readers here and to my son. I should have never mentioned the reason I was there. I hope this doesn't come back on him. I was just concerned about where the attention of the Principal would be in a time of crisis.
think he is above all

Kansas City, MO

#11 Feb 3, 2013
Indy_Dick wrote:
Does the school district policy allow this? If something were to happen to the child, is the district liable? Does any employee of the school district get to baby sit their kid on district time? What happens in an emergency situation? In an emergency situation how does the princpal manage his responsibilities and a kid at the same time?
It is my personal opinion, that the principal gets paid enough to afford day care for the child. This will enable him to concentrate on his duties as principal, which is what he is paid for.
What the hell is wrong with the school superintendent that he allows this? Is the school board aware of this? If they are aware of this, then why haven't they done something about it? Or maybe they think it is just okay and there isn't a problem with it.
Hello???
EXACTLY!!!!
responding

Independence, KS

#12 Feb 3, 2013
Where is this guy's wife? Why doesn't she take care of this little boy? Maybe she didn't want him in the first place. So weird.
Another view

Independence, KS

#13 Feb 3, 2013
Okay, it seems to be the agreement the high school principal is and baby sitting jerk. But the assistant
principal is a certifiable idiot. He is so full of himself that he looks like he about to pop. Not only is incompetent but he tells the wildest non believable lies.
Honest. The kids just laugh at him. No respect or fear of either one. No. that is not right. The kids are scared of going to see Mr. Long because he talks so much and bores them to death.
I tell the kids about Ed Sink and how every one respected and loved him and that don't believe me. Wonder if there is another Mr. Sink out there.
Call the Superintendent

Vian, OK

#14 Feb 3, 2013
Surely one of you who can call the superintendent's office tomorrow morning and register the complaint for all of us. As a taxpayer, I object to this principal taking his child to work. I'm sure he wouldn't allow a teacher to do the same thing, and he shouldn't.

Of course, the superintendent should already be aware of this if he is on his game. But still, we need to log a complaint. On behalf of those of us who have to be at work Monday through Friday and are not allowed to make personal phone calls during business hours, would one of you please make this call? If no, looks like a letter is in order.
Really

Independence, KS

#15 Feb 3, 2013
I think that this is absurd my grandmother was a teacher and a principal and a mother who took her kids as well as grand kids to the classroom. I think that this says loads about the man as a father and I am happy knowing that this man can take responsibility and provide care for his baby and do it well enough to perform his job at the same time. Instead of worrying about the family like atmosphere our young folks may be subjected to at school for a change, worry about the dope dealing youths in the school systems maybe they could benefit from seeing something other than mom and dad doing all they can for thier next fix instead of caring for their children. Seems to me society has gotten off the beaten path, find a hobby people, get a life or better yet become a teacher, lets see how good a job you can do at it!

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#16 Feb 4, 2013
Really wrote:
I think that this is absurd my grandmother was a teacher and a principal and a mother who took her kids as well as grand kids to the classroom. I think that this says loads about the man as a father and I am happy knowing that this man can take responsibility and provide care for his baby and do it well enough to perform his job at the same time. Instead of worrying about the family like atmosphere our young folks may be subjected to at school for a change, worry about the dope dealing youths in the school systems maybe they could benefit from seeing something other than mom and dad doing all they can for thier next fix instead of caring for their children. Seems to me society has gotten off the beaten path, find a hobby people, get a life or better yet become a teacher, lets see how good a job you can do at it!
Times have changed since your grandmother was a teacher and a principal, and I seriously doubt that she took her kids to school on a regular basis.

In an emergency, such as a school shooting incident, for instance, the principal has certain important responsibilities. He can not be distracted by the presence of his small child in the performance of his duties as a school principal. There are other possibilities that come to mind; fire, explosion, tornado. He needs to show leadership during this time, not his parenting skills.

We, the taxpayers of the district, pay our principals enough in salary for him to be able to afford a babysitter or daycare. Even those persons who work a minimum wage job find ways to have a child or three taken care of during the day while they work. What makes this person any different?

If this were to happen once or twice it probably wouldn't be an issue. He needs to get a daycare provider like the rest of the workforce with small children do.
Fed up

Columbia, MO

#17 Feb 4, 2013
IHS wrote:
Last week I had to run the keys to my son's truck to the high school.(yes, he locked his in the truck) When I walked into the office there was the principal holding a baby. No sign of a wife or mother around. I assume it was his. Talked to my boy and some of his friends and they tell me the youngster is up there all the time. Is the Principal also getting paid for babysitting? When I heard he hired his sister in law to teach in the school, I was amazed at his nerve. Now this.
Wait a minute. Another thought. At least he didn't leave the kid in the car...this time.
I agree he needs a sitter...as for the hiring of his sister in law to teach...sorry but he is not the one who hires...the school board does.
Inside info

Independence, KS

#18 Feb 4, 2013
But he recommends who is hired and I don't know of a situation when the recommendation. Also, he did not interview anyone else. Usually, the established procedure was to include department members where the opening occurred as part of the interview process. This was not done. She was signed,sealed, and delivered by her brother in law. This does not pass the smell test in my book. The district is full of relatives being hired.
Really

Independence, KS

#19 Feb 5, 2013
Indy dick, do you have any children in the high school? And yes sir I realize times have changed, but so have families, and the way to prevent issues at school begins in the home. Children these days are brats and they have no work ethic at all, with exception of some. I won't say all, that is not so. The folks who work minimum wage jobs have daycare paid or almost paid for by tax dollars as well, another one of those nice welfare benefits that seem to be becoming a part of life generation after generation. I agree with you that he should not be bringing his child to work day after day, so how about one of us call the school and ask him how many hours in a day and the days he provides daycare for his baby? If it is a problem, action should be taken by the school board. But remember this is on topix, and topix is gossip. It is funny to read, sometimes it is sad though, because I am sure some of the people who are the victims of this site are really hurt. I am just sayin, sometimes the people posting on topix have a desire to hurt the person they are posting about. Not saying this is the case by any means, all I know is there truly are a lot of things that need to be fixed in schools ranking in my book a little higher. But everyone is entitled to their opinion. And by the way, I went to school with my grandmother almost every day, when I was very young, and I was given math and writing to do just like the other kids, but yes it was a different time. Have a nice day, let me know if you ask the principal about his daycare hours.

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#20 Feb 5, 2013
Really wrote:
Indy dick, do you have any children in the high school? And yes sir I realize times have changed, but so have families, and the way to prevent issues at school begins in the home. Children these days are brats and they have no work ethic at all, with exception of some. I won't say all, that is not so. The folks who work minimum wage jobs have daycare paid or almost paid for by tax dollars as well, another one of those nice welfare benefits that seem to be becoming a part of life generation after generation. I agree with you that he should not be bringing his child to work day after day, so how about one of us call the school and ask him how many hours in a day and the days he provides daycare for his baby? If it is a problem, action should be taken by the school board. But remember this is on topix, and topix is gossip. It is funny to read, sometimes it is sad though, because I am sure some of the people who are the victims of this site are really hurt. I am just sayin, sometimes the people posting on topix have a desire to hurt the person they are posting about. Not saying this is the case by any means, all I know is there truly are a lot of things that need to be fixed in schools ranking in my book a little higher. But everyone is entitled to their opinion. And by the way, I went to school with my grandmother almost every day, when I was very young, and I was given math and writing to do just like the other kids, but yes it was a different time. Have a nice day, let me know if you ask the principal about his daycare hours.
What difference does it make whether I have kids in High School or not? I'm sorry, but I can not see where that is relevant to the discussion...just as I can't see where you going to school with your grandmother at a very early age has much to do with what is happening now in our school system.

I am a taxpayer that resides within the bounds of the school district, therefore I have a legitimate interest in this issue.

I shouldn't have to discuss anything with the high school pricipal about his daycare plans...his supervisor, the superintendent of the school district should man up and discuss the issue with him. I would bet that he is aware.

I maintain that the principal is paid enough money to afford daycare and even if he isn't, it isn't his place to decide to bring his child to school on a regular basis.

A teacher working in the same school can't do the same thing...why is the principal a special case.

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