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As adults, we learn that mistakes cost money - whether it's late fees for forgetting to pay a bill on time or traffic ticket fees for failing to stop at a stop light. When children misbehave in school, the price is often suspension - meaning they have to stay home from school. Is that really punishment for a child, or is it a vacation day? Many teachers feel that failure to train a child to behave properly is an infraction committed by parents for which they should be fined. Is that fair? Or will that encourage parents to take more responsibility for their child's behavior? How much should a parent be fined when a child repeatedly disrupts the class while the teacher is teaching? How much for bullying other students? How much for when a child starts a fight? If fines are not paid, should the parent have to do community service at the school in order to work off the debt? Should the parent have to attend a parenting class after receiving a certain number of fines? Based on your ideas, we will present this as a proposal to school boards as an alternative to suspension, which takes a child out of school, prevents learning, and does not correct the behavioral problem caused by a lack of parenting skills.
Winners of the Pay It Forward Essay: Today we get to interview and showcase the students of Ms Leteshia Fahie-Breedy's class who won in the Pay It Forward essay contest.
Mission Statement: “At Leonard Dober Elementary School, we believe that learning is on-going and inter-related. We believe that all children can learn. It is our responsibility to find their learning styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and meet their needs. We are committed to preparing our students for a changing world; therefore, we will prepare them to think critically and solve problems. In order to do this, a partnership will be fostered between home, school, and community.”
About Leonard Dober Elementary School: “As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support to insure they feel happy and safe here and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.”
Student of the Month Awards: The selected winners of the Dober Award have displayed model student behavior. They have all maintained good grades and are always on their best behavior.
Key persons: Ms LaVerne Lake Davis, coordinator of Pay It Forward USVI; Juelis Hodge, Dept. of Education-Pay It Forward liasion.
Contact Leonard Dober Elementary School at: 9 and 10 Kronprindens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802 | Phone: 340-774-5874 | Fax: 340-774-5253
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