Re: building suspension by the principal
Robert Paul Malchow, Ph.D. 312-996-2025 (U50311@UICVM.BITNET)
Thu, 21 Nov 1991 09:23:23 CST
Steve Meyer's suggestions about making the best of a tough situation
We had a somewhat similar situation occur to us: we had access
to the school stage to put on skits. Somehow, some materials in the back
of the stage were damaged one evening. The principal quickly informed us
that we no longer could use the auditorium and stage area for our pack
meetings (period!). However, we could use the "mini-gym - activity room"
as long as no other problems occurred. The principal had a talk with
the Cubmaster, and he had a long talk with the entire pack. I don't
know what financial arrangements were made for the damage.
My personal view: the "principal" job of the principal is to
ensure that the educational process proceeds as smoothly as possible
for the students of the school; this means, among other things,
ensuring that the physical aspect of the school remains intact.
Scouting is a terrific program; however, if something the scouts
do interferes with the educational process, it is the principal's
task (indeed, his/her job description demands) that (a) the problem is
rectified and (b) that it doesn't happen again.
Best wishes and good luck!
Paul "when handed a lemon, make lemonade!" Malchow
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City