Re: Lavatory Issue

    I agree with Becky, except I'm not sure about the apology. She
    is probably right though in order to get along.

    On 9/19/11, Sara wrote:
    > On 9/15/11, Becky wrote:
    > Wow, yes, I'd say that note was totally uncalled for and the CC
    > to the principal equally so. As I read your post, I was
    > thinking ' you go!' and 'what a great solution to the problem!'
    > And by the way, I empathize with this student - I rather hate
    > public lavatories. But you came up with a great solution and a
    > face-saving one at that.
    > Is this a new nurse? I'd say a school nurse should be
    > understanding of the individuality of children and that all of
    > us - adults and children alike - have our weak spots and
    > foibles. Is this a new nurse or one who's having a bad year?
    > And we all have our grumpy days but on the whole, the nurses's
    > response was uncalled for and - inappropriate. A child too
    > embarrassed to use the bathroom is having a borderline medical
    > problem. Of course this child can't go to the nurse's bathroom
    > all year long but the journey toward growing up is a long one
    > and this was a step in that journey.
    > Are you a new teacher? If you are, the politics of schools can
    > be a bitter one. If you're new to this building, I guess we
    > shouldn't judge everyone by the nurse. And the principal likely
    > ignored the e-mail - do you know how many e-mails the principal
    > gets in a day?
    > There's no harm in the solution you found - in fact, it was
    > helpful not harmful but with that response to it, it's not
    > something you can do a second time. If are new to the building,
    > send an abject apology to the nurse -just in the interest of
    > getting along with her - not because you really did anything
    > wrong. I think you did everything right but it's just as right
    > to bend over backwards to get along with your building
    > colleagues even when they're dead wrong.
    >> Was I wrong? And what do I do the next time she (or
    >> perhaps another student) is desperate to go but afraid to
    >> use the girls' room. What is the harm in having her use a
    >> more private bathroom until she gets used to the other one?