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Another school board run amok

Discussion in 'The OT' started by wilbur_the_goose, May 23, 2012.

  1. Aug 29, 2012 #81 of 328
    Rich

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    Too many people. Ever hear about the experiments with rats in a closed environment? Put a couple pairs of rats in a big box and they will be fine, after reproducing many times the box gets fuller and they start to go crazy. Cannibalism and all kinds of things begin. I think that's what we're seeing coupled with our much expanded media coverage.

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  2. Aug 29, 2012 #82 of 328
    Herdfan

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    It's kind of like the Halloween candy threat. There really hasn't been many real cases of it happening. The one I know of was a father that poisoned candy to kill his son for insurance money, and tainted other candy to throw the investigation off him. There was also a case where a child got into an uncle's heroin and died of an overdose. The family tainted halloween candy with it to try to protect themselves. It's amazing how we can be so sure of something, and it not be true.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2012 #84 of 328
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    :confused:

    The child is 3 but yet he is in a public school district pre-school program?

    We have a state ran Pre-K program here in Georgia but this is only for children who have turned 4 prior to September 1. As you say something does not add up here.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2012 #85 of 328
    fluffybear

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    Agreed!

    There have been at least a dozen changes in our school's pick-up procedure in the last 4 years. 4 years ago, bus riders were sent out first and when the buses pulled out everyone else was sent on their merry way. Today, kids are let out in shifts.
    2:20 - kids are sent to the appropriate dismissal rooms
    2:25 - Bus riders are sent to the rear of the building and loaded on buses. Nothing more happens until every child is accounted for and the buses have left school property.
    <from this point forward, time is approximate>
    2:30 - walkers/bike riders are released and walked to the very edge of school property (about 2 blocks) taken across the street and released.
    2:35 - Car riders are released the front of the building where only guardians with pre-assigned numbers are allowed to pick up their kids (kids assigned to that specific #) - cars are no longer allowed in the back of the school.
    2:35 - golf cart riders are released to the back of the building where the same procedure as car riders takle place.
    2:40 - After school program children are released to ASP coordinator
    If you do not have a a corresponding # tag, you must wait until everyone has been released and go inside and pick up the kid.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2012 #86 of 328
    BattleScott

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    I think it is far more of the bolded portion than anything else. You can search on just about any type of crime and find just as sickening reports from turn of the century until now. In many cases, the modern day occurences are fewer than past decades. The difference is the instant national and even global news access, along with the hyper-sensationalized reporting style of today. It only makes it seem worse than before.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2012 #87 of 328
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    Sad, isn't it.

    When I was 6 years old (1966), I used to ride my bike a mile to the town swimming pool almost every day during the summer.

    Today, parents in my neighborhood drive their kids to their bus stop less than 100 yards from their front door!
     
  8. Aug 29, 2012 #88 of 328
    Davenlr

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    I call paranoia. Ive seen that driving in the country where there hasnt been a crime worse than a DWI in 10 years, yet the SUV's line the ends of driveways as the bus unloads kids ONE DRIVEWAY AT A TIME. Takes forever to get to where you are going if you get stuck behind a school bus.

    We got dropped off "in the neighborhood" and walked when I lived in the country. And I walked/rode my bike when I lived in town.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2012 #89 of 328
    fluffybear

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    Every morning, we have a half dozen or so golf carts sitting at the corner patiently waiting to send little Tommy off to high school. I can only imagine what these kids are thinking knowing Mom is sitting right there in her fuzzy slippers and housecoat with a cell phone stuck between her shoulder and neck, a large cup of coffee in one hand and some form of make-up applicator in the other trying to make herself look less like the loch ness monster.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2012 #90 of 328
    Rich

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    As population increases the percentage of perverts probably remains the same, much as the percentage of heroin users does. I can't back this up in any way other than to say it's logical. Again, more people = more perverts. And the media just feasts on perversity.

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  11. Aug 30, 2012 #91 of 328
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    Yesterday 101.5 announced that there is a bill before our state legislature that would ban taking pictures of kids not related to you in public places. Without their parent's permission. So (I guess), if you're at a Little League game and your kid hits a homer, and you take pictures of him rounding the bases that includes other players, you would be at risk of violating the proposed law.

    This just gets more and more ridiculous.

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  12. Aug 30, 2012 #92 of 328
    fluffybear

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    Just be sure you carry a box of waivers the next time you go to the little league game. Not only for the kids but but the fat bald guy who stood up in front you just as your snapped your photo ;)

    During "meet the teacher" (open house where the kids find out who their teacher is for the coming year and mom and dad sit in chairs designed for 5 year old's filling out paperwork in crayon) I had to sign a form stating I was not allowed to post pictures/videos on Facebook or other social network in which an employee, volunteer, guest, or another student is visible.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2012 #93 of 328
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    I'm not big on photography. This should not affect me. It's just the idea of it. Good to see your schools do that, I have a feeling many strange folks lurk on social networks for devious reasons. Jersey paranoia, perhaps.

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  14. Aug 30, 2012 #94 of 328
    Laxguy

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    Wonder what would've happened had you not signed.... or the consequences if you broke the agreement.

    That said, I myself don't think I'd post any pictures of my child or his schoolmates on FB. Maybe in context of a team victory or something, but no one ID'ed.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2012 #95 of 328
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    It does seem excessive... but then, think for a moment... you probably know someone or have come into contact with someone that you'd probably feel better if you knew that person didn't have pictures of your kids in his (or her) home...

    And we have the right to not have our picture taken if we don't want it taken... outside of news purposes where the "free press" gets to take pictures for publishing in a newspaper or something... there are limits on taking pictures in general, so this seems in line with that.

    Consider too... you're thinking about your little league guy playing... maybe you also have a younger daughter and she goes to the games to cheer for her older brother... and some pervert goes there not to watch the games but to take pictures of the younger siblings he knows will attend. Does that change your opinion on this restriction?
     
  16. Aug 30, 2012 #96 of 328
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    Right, I do know some guys that I wouldn't trust.

    I coached or managed my son's teams from T-Ball thru Babe Ruth. When he was in LL, I saw a bunch of parents talking and asked what the problem was. Seems there was a guy nobody knew taking pictures of the kids.

    I couldn't believe it. I asked them how anyone would have the nerve to surreptitiously do that with so many parents and so many bats around. Found out it happens quite frequently. Apparently these perverts can't help themselves. One of the mothers called the cops. Don't know what happened, got involved in the game. I did see a cruiser on the field during and after the game.

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  17. Aug 30, 2012 #97 of 328
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    I doubt much.. I suspect this more of a honor system thing. What are they going to do if Uncle Joe comes and snaps a few pictures of Betty Jo & Bobby Jo singing in the choir and posts it to his facebook page? After all, Uncle Jo wasn't asked to sign the form..
    The only way to remotely even make something like this work (and you can not even guarantee it) is to have ALL electronics checked at the door.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2012 #98 of 328
    Laxguy

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    I don't think that's correct, Stewart. I've participated in many a usenet 'discussion' on rights and restrictions on photography, and other than on private property, there doesn't seem to be any restriction on the taking of photos.

    That said, the photographer might get his lights punched in if some one said, "get that camera out of my face" and he just fired away. Photographers I know use judgement and thoughtfulness as to when and how they snap away, but there are those with cameras who don't. Some of them are perverts no doubt.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2012 #99 of 328
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    I seem to recall a discussion where it was pointed out you have no rights and photographers could take pictures of anything they wanted.
     
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    Thinking about this more I'm wondering if this has more to do with you taking a picture of little Frank, Michael, & Nicholas together and posting it with the caption '3 amigos' without proper permission of the other parents and not so much with you capturing a photo of your kid running the bases after hitting a home run.
     

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