Stop Florida Schools, including Flagler County, From Grading items such as Progress Reports, Signed Documents and Supplies. sign now

Several of Florida's School Districts,including Flagler County, being one of them. Are allowing their teachers to give a grade for such items as progress reports, permission slips and other forms that may require a parents signature. I feel this is a form of discipline, not teaching. Any signed document that requires a signature from a parent is nothing but a notification. It is not part of the academic and shouldnt be graded as such. How this could affect your child? This can affect a child overall GPA in the high school years 9th thru 12th. This could affect sport eligibility, the college your child plans to attend as well as any scholarship programs. Your childs GPA is supposed to base only on your academic achievements in that course, not their behavior. This is not the only method they have been using to discipline our children. I have heard from several students, that if they need more than one bathroom pass or a locker pass a semester (9 weeks), they are told they will be deducted points from their grades. Also, grading a school supply, making certain items mandatory, which is not aloud, it is discrimination. Once again, their GPA's will be affected by nothing that has to do with the academic.

How does this affect a child's grade and overall GPA? On a 4.0 GPA weighed scale, it could actually drop the Child's GPA down one letter grade or more. For example: Last year my child received a C in Dance. I received a phone call from her coach saying she was ineligible for cheerleading. I requested to review one teachers records. The teacher had given her 6 Fs in the 40\% curriculum area of her report card for signed documents. This teacher also stated that she sent me an email every time a progress report went out. I only received 2. Those I signed and returned. Her grade went from an A to a C. I also noticed that on that progress report of February 1st that she had already put grades in for March. Future Grading? Then on the final report I noticed the grades changed. I have been to the school with this issue as well as the superintendent. They are doing absolutely nothing about it. I have not been able to access or review my childs records ever since. I have contacted the Florida Board of Education and as of today have not heard a word.

Why? Because they do not want to have to go back and correct every childs file that this happen too. This has and will effecting in one way or another, 12,808 students in Flagler County alone, not to mention the ones that graduated already. I could only imagine the increase in numbers across Florida. I have also brought this attention to the governors office. They are closely watching to see what the out come will be.

This year we have noticed that several of the teachers are still given grading progress reports, signed documents and supplies. It is up to us parents and students to say not this is not acceptable and it needs to stop. Who are they actually trying to discipline? Please ask your child if this is happening in their school.

Please stand with me to help stop this. By signing this petition it will bring recognition and let them know we wont let this happen to our children or anyone elses.
Please share this with your friends and lets get the word out. Many parents dont know this is going on, so please spread the word and pass on this petition to everyone you know. Thank you.


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  • 19 December 201537. Kasey Annej
    jdhfidhfiusd thats soo stupid, Stop this now!
  • 10 August 201436. Thomas P
    I support this petition
  • 04 June 201435. Cw Ray
    WHAT! I have never heard of such a thing as grading signed documents or grading an assignment, prior to the date. Who is reviewing these teacher's log and is anyone besides this mom, questioning it? I was a school teacher in PA for 25 years and this type
  • 19 May 201434. Ed Campbell
    Isn't it the schools responsiblity to get these reports to the parents in the first place? Why don't they just mail them?
  • 10 April 201433. Katelin H
    This has been going on for sometime now. One of the teachers at MHS gave the kids credit for lots of other things that signed documents. I love the fact that my child does posters with pictures pasted to a poster board, for a book report. I wonder if they
  • 25 April 201332. Jill A
    I support this petition
  • 28 March 201331. Sm Herrera
    This is not fair to these kids and it should have never been approved to do this. Parents should be aware that this is going on in the school from day 1. I personally have not heard of this either, but there will be problems if my daughter has this same i
  • 28 September 201230. Beverly W
    I agree with the fact that this should not continue on being allowed.
  • 06 April 201229. Felicia P
    keep fighting this
  • 11 February 201228. Bw Bruce
    I find this very unfair to our children to be punished for something we as parent did not do .I believe that as an adult we make decisions and the schools have made very poor decsions to bring our childrens GPAs down due to their parents not signing a rep
  • 12 December 201127. Lauren P
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 201126. Peggy S
    I support this petition
  • 27 August 201125. Jackie O
    As a pre-service teacher, I find this appalling. What about the kids that don't have guidance at home and access to educationally-involved parents? What about busy parents with careers, jobs and other children? Granted, students should be responsible for
  • 18 June 201124. Robert C
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  • 21 October 201020. Stacey B
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  • 16 July 201019. Taylor M
    This needs to come to a stop!
  • 08 February 201018. Donna T
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 200917. Unknown Daugherty
    I agree this should be stopped!
  • 11 October 200916. Lorraine C
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 200915. Gillan C
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 200814. Dianne Vani
    I support this petition
  • 15 May 200813. Kevin Crawford
    i am gay
  • 30 June 200712. Reginna Hooper
    My child was told by the trainner , Jochum she would give them credit for any worksheet they do regarding first aid. But, she didnt supply the sheet they could get it "anywhere" . ALso got credit if they came and watched her do trainning of athletes at a
  • 28 November 200611. Holmes Countyresidentj
    This is worth fighting for!! I am going to see if it is happening here as well.

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Florida State Board of Education, All School Districts

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