Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful toddler daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
I’m a tax-paying resident and parent in
I’ll assume that if you read my innocuous blog about baking & party planning on FranklinNOW.com you certainly read Kevin’s for all things newsy, hard-hitting and political. So I’ll continue my assumptions and figure that you have read his blogs pertaining to the pipe bomb & weapon debacle that occurred in
Here’s my perspective… a mom’s point of view who could be (but isn’t!) considering enrolling her daughter in
While I admittedly don’t know every single detail of the school’s policies on drugs, weapons and other clearly illegal activities I would imagine it is like many other “zero tolerance” schools. If you bring a gun to school well sorry, sonny, you’re out of luck and out of here. Ahhh, except that this time, Little Johnny didn’t bring the gun (and pipe bomb) to school, the IED and gun were at his house instead.
In the infinite wisdom of the school authorities, that apparently meant that not only could they not discipline the student by expelling him, they didn’t have to inform the parents of students attending FHS. Only after exposure by Mark Belling and my husband did the officials decide to take further action.
They can defend themselves all they want; pat themselves on the back; sing Kumbaya at board meetings; it’s not going to change the terribly inept way they handled the recent events.
With just a few moments of searching online for policies and procedures, here’s what I found from their website… First, from the
Really? Then wouldn’t it make sense for parents to BE INFORMED of a pipe bomb-making student walking the halls with their children? Hmmm, yeah, I’d sure think so.
Then let’s meander over to the Student Handbook link on
Admittedly I’m not as formally educated as our school leaders. But I can read a Communications Plan and Student Handbook effectively. And I can understand that on a most basic level,
I’m sure, though, if a girl brought Midol to school to relieve monthly discomfort her parents would be contacted, there would be a memo distributed to all students reminding them of the “drug policy” and her private property would be searched regularly for contraband.
I’d like to say they’ve lost all common sense. Unfortunately I don’t think they possessed it in the first place.