This is the message that the Maroochydore High School, Queensland, Australia staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine. This is the actual answering machine message for the school.
This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.
From Huff Po: CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.
"She sacrificed her own life to save the life of this 10-year-old girl," said Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards.
The bus driver has been identified as 51-year-old Laura Zborowski of Akron.
Edwards said the bus pulled up beside Middlebury Academy in Akron and Zborowski asked the students to perform routine evacuation drills. The students, about 40 ranging from kindergartners to eighth-graders, first exited the bus at the front and lined up single file on the sidewalk as instructed. They then got back on the bus and exited the rear emergency exit, Edwards said.
The 10-year-old girl, the last to exit, was climbing out the back of the bus when the vehicle started rolling backward, Edwards said. Zborowski threw the girl onto the tree lawn and then the bus rolled over Zborowski.
"I don't think she had time to react," Edwards said.
The bus came to a stop after rolling into a tree, Edwards said.
Zborowski worked for a private bus company, Cincinnati-based Petermann, a subsidiary of National Express Corp. Zborowski was pronounced dead at a hospital about two hours after the 8:10 a.m. accident.
Middlebury Academy and the Akron school district sent grief counselors to the charter school.
"Our focus is making sure kids feel safe and supportive and to get whatever resources we can into the school immediately," school executive director Joe Palmer said.
Edwards said the Ohio State Highway Patrol will examine the mechanics of the bus to determine what caused it to roll backward. National Express spokeswoman Molly Hart said the Warrenville, Illinois, company is working with local authorities and conducting its own investigation.
A website for Petermann said the company transports 50,000 Ohio children each school day.
I don't think we'll be seeing any retirement tributes for this teacher sadly, hopefully she will get help.
An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said on Thursday.
Kathleen Jardine, 57, a teacher at Poston Butte High School faces one count of public consumption of alcohol stemming from the incident on Wednesday in the community about 35 miles southeast of Phoenix, said Sergeant Pat Ramirez, a spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.
Ramirez said a student called the main office to alert them that Jardine appeared drunk and was yelling at the students.
An on-site sheriff's deputy responded and he could tell she was "extremely intoxicated," police said.
Later, a school security officer found in her classroom a half bottle of vodka, an empty single-serving bottle of white wine and a half-empty bottle of an orange drink, police added.
The teacher eventually admitted that she had been drinking the night before, that morning and during lunch in her classroom, police said.
Jardine's blood-alcohol level was .205 percent when tested, which would be considered so-called "super extreme" if she were to drive under the influence of that much alcohol, police said.
She also acknowledged taking a taxi to the school and said it was because she felt too drunk to drive, police said.
But Jardine may not have had a choice about whether to drive. Her car was impounded on Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert where she was cited and released for driving under the influence, said Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger.
Jardine could not immediately be reached for comment.
"Learning math can be hard enough, I can't imagine trying to learn it from a drunk teacher," said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in a statement.
This is not the first time Jardine was drunk in the classroom, as she was fired for such behavior while teaching in New Mexico in 2011, Babeu said.
In addition to the public consumption of alcohol charge, Jardine also could face a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from the incident, Ramirez said.
Officials from the Florence Unified School District, which runs the Poston Butte High School, in a statement declined to release further details about the teacher or the incident.
From NY Daily News: A high school teacher was literally caught with her pants down while intoxicated during her first day on the job, according to law enforcement officials.
An Oklahoma sheriff said newly hired teacher Lorie Hill strolled into a Wagoner High School classroom Monday without checking in before bizarrely claiming the empty room as her own, reported KOKI.
There, the 49-year-old allegedly removed her pants to shock and confusion from her co-workers who said they had never seen her before in their life.
"They didn't know who she was," Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley told the station.
I hate when teachers lie about using shit in the classroom to get their teacher discount. Homeschoolers are the worst. They buy their fucking spoiled brats piles of manga and when I question its educational use they go, "I homeschool them so anything I buy for them here is for the classroom!"
The other day this bitch bought a silver filigreed ID card holder and compact mirror and said, "Oh and I'm a teacher," and tossed her teacher card on the counter.
I said, "Unfortunately the teacher discount only applies to educational items for use in the classroom."
And she goes, "It is!! I need something to put my business cards in!"
When I ask about the compact she goes, "They're a set! They go together! I'll be using them at school!"
And there was nothing more I could say. Beyond asking if they're for the classroom we're not allowed to question them at all. I never really hated teachers in general when I was in school, but I sure as fuck do now.