Saturday, July 14, 2012

Making Punishment Fit The Situation


Following the infamous Karen Klein incident & the resultant "1 year suspension ... loss of regular bus rides and 50 hours of Community Service" bestowed upon the 4 boys, WHAT discipline can we use when the behavior is even worse? (See example in Editorial Below)

Some have suggested that Greece Central went too far in the bus monitor case because there's little left to use for "discipline" when students fight. What are YOUR thoughts?
One reader suggested:

Anonymous said...
Scats just a suggestion but with all the concerns about bullying and lack of respect and unexceptable behavior by the current younger generation, I would ask you to consider a thread about a related topic "SPANKING" I think it could be interesting to have people discuss the pros and cons of this age old remedy.  7/13/2012 2:53 PM


(Greece Post 7/12/12, pg. A8
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Based on the parents account of what happened the school has let not only his daughter down but all victims in the GCSD. There should be zero tolerance for any physical assault ESPECIALLY in this case and the student(s) involved should have been expelled. AS I have have posted other times.. the GCSD has nothing place to protect the victims. We have all the red tape and NYS ed laws to "protect the aggressors but nothing that puts the needs safety and emotional well being of the victims first. The priority of confidentiality of comes at the expense of those already "hurt".

Anonymous said...

The reality is NY Penal law redefined assault a few years ago, and the girl's injuries may only make the standard of Ag Harassment.

I'm amazed Baxter's BSers even wrote the job given that the incident happened within a school building.

SCATS said...

To 12:38AM ~~ Now, now! Everyone's expected to be a Todd supporter ;)

LOL @ Baxter's BS'ers

Anonymous said...

I would have pressed charges, which you can do and then go through the legal process. I am sure that once the word "lawsuit" makes its rounds you will see how fast the district moves. Second, i understand the need for the anonymity amongst the school population but between the victims the consequences and outcomes should be shared to the respectful parties.

SCATS said...

To 9:58AM ~~ To press charges requires getting the cooperation of GPD. That's not always a given. The anonymity BS the school district puts out is a cover for the fact that they have policies that are very loosely applied & interpreted with no SPECIFIC punishments expected for any specific infraction, unless it's some "zero tolerance" BS ... but we know they don't even mean that after the hockey coach drinking fracas.

Anonymous said...

Civil suits would not require either the agreement of the GPD or a unanimous jury. It could have the same benefit, but, of course, we the people would pay any penalty.

Anonymous said...

Scats, once again i can't disagree with you, however cynical that sounds.