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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Friday's Funny

A middle school recently was faced with a unique problem.

A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day, the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night. To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked him to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

Have a great spring break!!


Anonymous said...

i didn't mean the xangas during school. i know you can't access them during the day but they're getting in trouble out of school. i've read articles about kids getting suspended for what they write in their own home on their own computer on their own sites. they have to be pretty dumb to write about drugs and the next party but i don't see why the school has any say in what they do in their personal time. thank you.

Dr. Mark J. Stock said...

It's a good question.

Many people have asked about how schools can discipline a student for incidents that do not happen on school property or school time.

The courts have upheld schools disciplining a student for out of school events IF they can prove there is a connection to an in school educational disruption.

Schools are generally far to busy with the immediate problems of running a school to spend time looking into out of school activities.

But when out of school problems are brought into the school and affect the learning environment then schools have to look at what's going on outside of school too.

Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

yes that did help. thank you for clearing that up.