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Posted on October 16, 2015 3:14 am
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ysaZan
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Bringing Child to School
Ms. Anderson is a high school teacher, and her child is running a fever and therefore cannot attend her elementary school. Ms. Anderson does not want to use up a sick day, so she decides to bring her child to her job with her and have her sit at the back of the room throughout the day. Ms. Anderson did not ask permission to bring the sick child to work, so when administration became aware of the situation, Ms. Anderson was sent home with her sick child. What consequences should Ms. Anderson face?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 16, 2015 3:37 am

uXyRyd
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I believe being sent home without pay and a verbal warning would be enough for Ms Anderson. I believe Ms. Anderson should have thought through this decision more carefully before deciding to bring her child to work without notifying the administrator. Teaching is not an office job in which you can simply sit a child to the side and they'll be fine. Children take tending to on a constant bases. Ms. Anderson also ran the risk of spreading her child's sickness the other students in the classroom.
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baQumy
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This seems totally reasonable.
  Posted on: October 23, 2015 4:28 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 25, 2016 11:12 pm

BeMyDu
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If this is the first time this has occurred, the teacher may have been put in a tight spot or not realize she was breaking the rules. The administration should have a discussion with this teacher and make sure she understands this is not an option and that is why they have sick or personal days. They should also make a note to her file that a discussion took place. This is for record keeping purposes in case this situation happens again and further action needs to take place.
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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2015 3:09 pm

jyteXa
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This incident should definitely be documented. Sending this teacher home most likely got her attention. If it ever happened again, disciplinary action would need to be taken. Aside of breaking a rule and not asking permission, my concern would be the sick child. The child needed to be at home if he or she was sick.
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Solution 4
Posted October 25, 2015 6:41 pm

vapaju
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I often find that for the institute of education is two faced when it comes to children. We as educator spend countless amounts of time, effort, and funds on tending to children needs. Yet as a teacher and parent myself, taking a day off to tend to your personal child/children can often feel as if you are not being proficient at your job. I agree that she should have discussed bringing the student into the classroom but obviously the woman was under some sort of pressure. No mother wants her sick kid at her job. The principal and the teacher need to have a semi-personal/ professional conference. In this conference the goal is to understand the elements which influenced the teachers choice and to agree upon future expectations in these matters.
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Solution 5
Posted October 16, 2015 9:29 pm

RuZyGy
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Ms. Anderson should be gave a warning, and then next time, if the same thing occurs, Ms. Anderson should be forced to use her personal days.
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Solution 6
Posted March 1, 2016 7:11 pm

uhyJas
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I think Ms. Anderson should not be punished without pay, but she should be talked to. If it happens she should get sent home without pay. She should have to have a meeting with the principal and apologize to her/she and also apologize to her students for bringing in her sick child.
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