Sunday, May 18, 2014

Code of Conduct Not Enforced


Anonymous said...

Babs your "Code of Conduct" policy is a joke!!! Do you even know what "Enforce" means??? It has been made VERY plain that neither you or your teachers know how to enforce anything!! Even the teachers at Brookside can't enforce the policy. We could not believe our eyes when we personally witnessed a STUDENT COMING OUT of Brookside Elementary and boarding the bus with their pants hanging past their butt cheeks and their boxers showing!!! We are sick and tired of this type of behavior being unchecked in ALL of the schools. We find it demeaning for the student, offensive and disrespectful to us, and sexually harassing especially for we female employees. Do something NOW about it before you find GCSD on Fox news!!!!!!!!!!!    5/18/2014 11:27 AM

SCATS ~~ They don't even try to pretend to enforce policy any more and the kids know it!!


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Anonymous said...

There are many things that are not enforced in GCSD! How about accountability? "accountability"- the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility. Walk the halls of any of the schools and the behaviour displayed by students is downright offensive and makes for a very hostile working environment. It sometimes feels like we are working in a correctional facility with all the gangbangers. If you call them out, or write them up, nothing gets done. Here is my take on what happens to the teachers who, when first starting out, might try and correct this behaviour but then because of not being supported many many times, turn the other cheek when they see it happening. I have myself done just that, hoping for the end of day so I can get out of there. Unfortunately this is the state of GCSD. May God help us all!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post... There isn't an employee below Superintendent who knows what to do or how to deal with it. It's a School Board policy yet no one, not even the board members who visit and observe, nor the Super who visits has the balls to enforce! Teachers are oblivious in the first class and don't report, so then the argument from parents becomes how did they come into school dressed that way and now at 10 am you're calling for correction?
This issue is all about who is in control... Apparently all the elected board members, the super, and her immediate minions have chosen to support students and not the staff!

Anonymous said...

While really not of fan, I must agree that on this point you are sadly correct. I place most of the blame on building administrators that refuse to enforce discipline or hold students accountable when their behaviors become a problem. I have seen staff members threatened by students, cursed at by students and even students putting their hands on teachers (pushing, swatting, etc). For these examples I speak of, no student was ever given anything more than a day of “In School Suspension”.
I can’t let teachers off the hook either. I have witnessed them allow students to arrive late to class with no consequence. Use obscene language with no consequence. Violate dress codes with no consequence. Bring and use cell phones during class with no consequence. Walk out of class to roam the halls (skipping) with no consequence. And on and on. Perhaps it’s because they know administrators will not back them up. Perhaps it’s because they know administrators will do little more than offer the students a “slap on the hand” – or perhaps it’s because they want to be the “cool teacher” that lets things slide. Whatever the case, changes need to be made because students are being taught that actions have no consequences. This is the dirty little secret that no one in Greece Central wants to talk about.

SCATS said...

To 4:04PM ~~ As for the policy itself, it is MUCH TOO LONG!Several years ago, I posted that it was absurd to expect students to adhere to 30+ pages of specific drivel. It's just NOT gonna happen. They are "mom deaf" already and this policy is just more of what they will continue to tune out.

To 11:49PM ~~ I think the blame should be evenly distributed between the teachers and the administration. From personal observations, young children aren't taken to task for some outrageous behaviors at the K-2 level. By the time they arrive in middle school, it's clear they are running things.

Anonymous said...

They will never admit it, but from the Super on down, the administration of GCSD has for lack of better words literally THROWN IN THE TOWEL regarding enforcement of policies ,regulations and education.
They have developed what I like to call, the" revolving door mentality" . In other words get em in and get em out as quickly and as trouble free as possible with each new class of students. The current seriously flawed Social Promotion policy bears witness to that fact.
In my opinion, it would take a JOE CLARK type as Superintendant to save what's left of GCSD.

SCATS said...

To 10:11AM ~~ I think you are correct about them throwing in the towel. That explains why the kiddies are SKATEBOARDING down the Odyssey driveway at the end of the school day, going RIGHT PAST the "NO SKATEBOARDING" sign!

Charlie Hubbard said...

Sorry folks but I can't get excited about this concern about enforcement of the rules - "YOU" gave raises to all responsible.

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ Yup, raises with NO accountability, NO metrics related to performance.

Anonymous said...

Scattiepoo, what makes you think they can read that No Skateboarding sign?

I ain't running no damn teaching facility here, GCSD has transitioned to a Happiness Center. I keep Union members happy, I keep rugrats happy enough to not destroy the buildings, and I don't give a damn about parental units.

I have a Good Contract.
Mistress Babs

Anonymous said...

Nice attitude Chuck. Not really sure how someone getting a raise means I can't expect discipline in our schools. This is exactly the kind of grass roots issue that this site (and you Chuck) could really get behind and be a positive force for improving our schools. Don't just complain - use your voice to help bring about change!

SCATS said...

To 12:55PM ~~ MAYBE there is a direct correlation between teacher attitude, behavior, attendance ... "discipline as a professional" if you will and student "discipline" or lack there of. I have asked before, how does teacher absences compare to their students' attendance records?

SCATS said...

To the author of the RANTS ~~ Your comments sound on the edge of mentally disturbed! They will NOT be posted for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is your completed twisted belief that you know me!! They will however be saved AND reported since they threaten a named individual.