This Texas school that is arresting parents because of this might be taking it too far.
Bear Branch Elementary School, which is in Magnolia, Texas, are the ones who have laid down their rules. The school has issued a policy that prohibits parents from dropping off or picking their kids up by walking.
Holly Ray, the school’s principal, says that kids need to be dropped off/picked up by bus or car. The school has even gone as far as to prohibit parents from even getting out of their cars. Ray says parents need to stay in the drop-off/pickup lane with their cars and remain inside them.
Another rule is that parents can’t even park their car at the school walk up to get their kids. Ray believes the children need to leave on their own. To try and make the drop-off/pickup line move quicker, Ray has also removed all bike racks. This prevents students from taking their bikes to school. Parents have complained that the car line can take up to an hour.
Many parents disagree with Ray’s rules and have petitioned against it. Unfortunately, Ray has received approval from the Magnolia School District. Because of this, the backlash that is occurring may affect the school in general. The Texas school is arresting parents who walk their kids to or from school and teachers are quitting because of it. Also, some parents are even pulling their kids out of the school.
Many parents have complained that they live too close to the school, so dropping them off in a car doesn’t make sense. Others have stated that they enjoy the exercise to and from the school.
No arrests have been reported yet, but to avoid any legal action, parents have removed their kids from the school instead. Even Facebook users are weighing in on how this Texas school is arresting parents who walk their kids to or from school.
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