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I think my DD's teacher should replace her coat updated in pink UPDATE AGAIN
by Anonymous
January 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

On Tuesday, my DD left her coat at school (it was warm in the afternoon) but she left it in her cubby so I figured, no big deal, she will get it tomorrow. Well yesterday (Wednesday) she stayed home not feeling well. This morning, I took her to school and walked her to class (like I always do, she is in kindergarten) and figured I would bring the coat from the other day home since she was wearing her other one, so she didn't have to keep track of both of them.

Problem, it wasn't in her cubby. The teacher saw me looking and said "hey, I lent her coat to another student who forgot hers since it was cold". I asked where it was., She said she has no clue, after school she saw that the little girl didn't put it back and she called her mom, the mom said she didn't have it.  She said that she checked the lost and found (which is where it would be if it got left anywhere on campus) and it wasn't there.

I didn't want to cause a scene in front of the students but I am pissed. This coat was from P.S. is was originally $100 and I paid $50 for it. It is pretty new so I still have the receipt. I feel like sending her an e-mail with the receipt on it saying that she has until Monday to produce the coat, cleaned and in the same condition DD left it in or she can give me $50 or I will got to the administration and let them handle it. 

I understand that she was only trying to help the other student but she really didn't have the right to lend my child's jacket. It's not like it was in the lost and found and no one knew who's coat it was. It was in her cubby, the teacher knew who's it was.

I sent the email but have not heard back from her. If she doesn't get back to me by Monday afternoon about it, I will be going to the administration about it.

We finally got the coat back. The assistant principal contacted the child's mother and informed her that the DD took the coat home and the mother is responsible to either bring the coat back or replace it. The coat was returned and the girl lost recess for 3 days for taking the coat and lying about it.


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  • sandra_t00
    January 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    I would talk to the administrator and tell them about it. The teacher should most definitely replace the coat. The coat was not hers to lend to another student, so she should be responsible for replacing it.
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    January 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    the teacher had no right to give the other child your daughters coat you need to contact the principal and tell them that teacher owes you for losing your daughters coat
  • ColieO
    by ColieO
    January 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    Yup. She should.
  • Fields456
    January 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM
    I agree


    Quoting sandra_t00:

    I would talk to the administrator and tell them about it. The teacher should most definitely replace the coat. The coat was not hers to lend to another student, so she should be responsible for replacing it.

  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    January 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Yup. She took something that doesn't belong to her and "lent" it to another kid, she owes you a coat.

  • Hannahluvsdogs
    January 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM
    I agree with this.

    Quoting sandra_t00:

    I would talk to the administrator and tell them about it. The teacher should most definitely replace the coat. The coat was not hers to lend to another student, so she should be responsible for replacing it.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    January 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    I was going to go directly to them but I thought that she might get in trouble and if she is willing to pay to replace it, I am fine with dropping it. I am sure after she has to shell out the money, she won't do it again in a hurry


    Quoting sandra_t00:

    I would talk to the administrator and tell them about it. The teacher should most definitely replace the coat. The coat was not hers to lend to another student, so she should be responsible for replacing it.



  • aikimomof3
    January 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    I agree, she should replace it. She had no right to lend it out in the first place.

  • little.wise.owl
    January 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM
    I.would be mad.too. She had no right. She should replace it. Tell higher authority. That is ridiculous
  • JDmommyJD
    January 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM
    I would be pretty mad too. You don't lend clothing like that. Its not like it was a pencil.

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