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Old 02-13-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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When will people get some sense?

A county by us has a fire marshall going through schools and making them take down all the art and learning materials on bulletin boards. It's a fire hazard, doncha know....grrrrr.

I'm sure we all can recollect how proud we were to go home and tell our parents that our work (be it art, essay or a lovely printed paper) was on the bulletin board in the classroom, or do we dare hope - in the hallway or cafeteria for all to see. Did any of your schools burn down due to a homemade covered wagon sitting on top of the lockers?

This to me is on the line of the counties that won't allow jungle gyms, whirly gigs, slides, kickball or tag to be played during a break because it might hurt some child. I can't believe what is going on in this country. It makes me want to scream.

My word, our family has had it's share of broken bones, bruises, bumps, stitches and scars from playing outside. I wish the courts would toss out these stupid frivolous lawsuits that people and their lawyers are bringing in to clog up our court system.

I could spit nails.

Yes, I KNOW some are legitimate but a very high percentage are ...ridiculous!!!

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Half I agree. To me kids these days can't play and have the same fun memories we had of our younger days. It's a shame.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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Jan, isn't there a percentage of wall space that has to be left empty there? Here you need to have 30% of your wall space left blank, but you can cover the rest with whatever you wish. Poor kids, that would be so sad!

As to some of the other useless regulations, I wish I could find the link for stupid laws in your area, it makes me laugh every time I see it.

Apparently, common sense isn't really so COMMON.
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Isn't that the truth Alix ?
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:15 PM   #5
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Yet another result of our sue happy society...
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well, if it doesn't burn down the school, then it will cause the coloring challenged angst not to have their scriblings tacked up as often, ... somethings gotta give, eh??
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Apparently the mailman forgot to leave our copy of the risk-free, angst-free policy on life.
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well, if it doesn't burn down the school, then it will cause the coloring challenged angst not to have their scriblings tacked up as often, ... somethings gotta give, eh??
roflmao!!!

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Jan, isn't there a percentage of wall space that has to be left empty there? Here you need to have 30% of your wall space left blank
Yes Alix, they did mention a percentage but it was more like they could have 20% covered but I wouldn't swear to it.

I believe they are trying to update all the sprinkler systems in the schools and this must be his way of trying to make it happen soon. In my scarred, cynical and frustrated mind, I'm wondering if he owns stock in a sprinkler company.
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what's so important about a blank wall? is 20% too little? 35% too much?
how do they come up with these ratios? and what on earth for?
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #10
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Yes, Jan, that is ridiculous. Poor children. I remember my elementary school days fondly because of some of what these students will be denied.

Oh, and don't forget, many districts don't allow Valentine's Day parties either. Some poor child might not get one or might get one that is less than lovey, lovey and have their feelings hurt. Waa! Waa! Poor baby.
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