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Detention for using pennies

April 2nd, 2008 at 07:30 pm

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8 graders in detention for buying lunch with pennies

Now don't get me wrong, I have no problem with short lunches, considering how little time is spent eating said lunch 30 minutes is often adequate (depending on how long you are stuck in line)

Of course paying with pennies puts you in that line longer. But detention? For paying with valid US currency? Is that really necessary?

I can't see an 8th grader really wanting to spend his/her lunch in line counting pennies for very long...I imagine after a couple of days (possibly with being pulled aside for office staff to count with them while they are certainly not eating nor talking with friends) most kids would decide making the line longer isn't a useful protest (packing your own lunch might be.....)

Course I don't care one whit how long lunch lunch we are generally done with any 'paper' learning and taking longer cuts just into their play time (time where I am on the computer enjoying 'grownup' work)

2 Responses to “Detention for using pennies”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I think that's rather excessive also....

    Unless it was done on purpose, out of spite.

    Otherwise, I think punishment is unwarranted.

  2. nanamom Says:

    Good Grief, talk about unfair. Legal tender is legal tender. if One of those kids were mine I would insist the punishment fit the crime and paying with pennies is no crime. Now disrespect for the hard working lunch staff yes that needs to be addressed but not the penny thing. Whoever thought that up needs to be commended, it was not violent, not even threatening and rather funny while still making a point. I do admit though 30 minutes seems adequate for lunch depending on how many students are being served. Perhaps they need a third line with the principal manning it. Or better yet put the teachers and office staff at the end of the line and see how long lunch period is then!

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