SCHOOL ANSWERING MACHINE
(This is hilarious, no wonder some people were offended!)
This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High School (California) Staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine.
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.
This is the actual answering machine message
"Hello! You have reached the
In order to assist you in connecting to
"To make excuses for why your child did not do his work"
"To complain about what we do"
"To swear at staff members"
"To ask why you didn't get information that was
already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you"
"If you want us to raise your child"
"If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone"
"To request another teacher for the third time this year"
"To complain about bus transportation"
"To complain about school lunches"
"If you realize this is the real world and your child must
and that it's not the 'teachers' fault
"Hang up and have a nice day!"
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