You having testing after school and "only" after school and no other time to make it up except after school if taken to TEA would not hold up. You would lose that fight. You can argue all you want and the ultimate conversation would not be with the parent but a person from TEA if a parent chose to push it that far if your administration/school board let it go that far.
: Just for fun - I would love to have that
: conversation with that parent. It would
: never make it to court. 1. No parent is
: suing a band director over after school
: rehearsals. 2. I have insurance so bring
: it on. 3. The best part of that entire
: conversation with that parent would be to
: simply get them to understand if they have
: the time and energy to fight about it then
: maybe they should put that same time and
: energy into getting their kids to be
: responsible, organized students who can
: manage their time and make ONE 1 hour
: rehearsal a week after school!!! Too many
: teachers are too quick to back off. Get
: their attention and then have a productive
: conversation that results in changed
: behavior. I'm not after failing kids. I'm
: after teaching them responsibility.
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: a real lawyer would argue your butt right
: of your job. You are breaking the law. Not
: UIL, but state law enforced by TEA. I
: promise if you were to take this on with the
: wrong legalistic parent you would lose.
: Back in the 90's a director at a 6A high
: school tried to enforce his rule that
: "all" students in his first band
: would take private lessons or not be in the
: the first band. A parent challenged him on
: it, told if the kid was good enough to make
: first band he/she without lesson she/he
: should be in the band and that if he thought
: the kid needed extra he should give the kid
: lessons himself or someone on the staff
: because thats what they are paid for.
: Director would not back down. That
: legalistic parent got TEA involved and the
: whole state just about lost our private
: lesson program. We managed to keep but the
: whole system changed for a few years in the
: 90's until TEA lost interest and it has gone
: back pretty much the way it was.
: You are band director not a lawyer. What
: you are arguing is wrong and if a parent
: chooses to push it you will lose.