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Posted on March 2, 2013 12:23 am
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Zafer Unal
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A parent contacts you via email stating that you have punished the child unfairly in class. They inform you that they are going to take this further and that you should watch out. What course of action do you take?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted April 18, 2013 7:57 pm

yZyDuN
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This sounds like a threat and I would report it immediately. I would save the email and contact administration. If there is a problem, the principal can sit in the meeting to mediate. There is always a solution to any problem, so by contacting other sources, the problem can be solved without putting yourself in danger.
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Natisha
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Take everything they said seriously and handle it professionally and immediately.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 1:12 am

Ashley Noe
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That is what I would do. I would save the e-mail and contact administration. It is better to be safe than sorry. Threats should never be taken lightly.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 7:54 pm

eRuPeT
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I would definitely contact an administrator, and I would also schedule a conference. It also helps if you have documented previous behaviors of this student, and have other teachers documentation from their classroom as well. A parent cannot argue with a recurring pattern.
  Posted on: March 11, 2015 8:25 pm

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Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:03 pm

ZeNyJe
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In this situation, I would report the email to administration immediately and make them aware of the situation including the punishment the parent is emailing about. I do not see a reason to respond to the email but if I did I would politely explain the situation that resulted in the punishment and suggest that if there are any other problems to schedule a conference.
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raWubu
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I agree with this solution. I would want administration involved immediately. I also would have every single event documented.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 12:23 am

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Solution 3
Posted March 2, 2013 11:12 am

TaHazy
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I would contact administration, bringing them a copy of the e-mail and asking for their help in the matter. they may not want you to respond at all. Or they may want you to respond a specific way and monitor the discussion.
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ypuqum
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I would agree with this solution. Contacting administration and letting them inform you of your next steps is the safest way to approach a threat.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 6:49 pm

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Solution 4
Posted March 10, 2015 8:50 pm

VadeQa
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I would immediately type up an explanation of whatever led up to the incident as well as what took place inside the classroom in terms of discipline. I would also print out the email sent to you and staple it to your statement. I would then walk it to one of my Assistant Principals and explain the situation face to face to them. I would rather Administration hear about it from me first rather than be blindsided by an angry parent. That will allow the Administrator to think through the situation and already have a planned course of action if necessary.
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Solution 5
Posted March 2, 2013 11:12 am

TaHazy
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I would contact administration, bringing them a copy of the e-mail and asking for their help in the matter. they may not want you to respond at all. Or they may want you to respond a specific way and monitor the discussion.
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raWubu
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I also like this solution. It is smart to make sure that you practice the appropriate measures for the situation.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 12:25 am

Natisha
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I think the administration will take over and make sure that it is handled immediately.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 1:14 am

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Solution 6
Posted March 12, 2015 3:41 pm

Jordan Najafi
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I would forward the email to an administrator, and include them on a reply to the parent asking to schedule a conference. I would also include the administrator in the conference.
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Solution 7
Posted July 10, 2016 7:43 pm

juWuPe
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I would ask them to come in for a conference with your higher up and yourself.
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