A Pennsylvania man, Jack Rossi, took his kids out of school for 3 days so that they could accompany him on a trip to Boston. Rossi received a letter from the school stating that the school does not recognize family trips, and his children’s absence would not be excused. The letter then warned him that an accumulation of unexcused absences could result in a referral to the attendance officer.
Mr. Rossi wrote a response and posted it on Facebook. In his response, he pointed out that his kids probably learned more in the 3 days they were in Boston than they would have learned in an entire school year. Among other things, Rossi said they learned about dedication, commitment, love, perseverance, overcoming adversity, civic pride, patriotism, American history culinary arts and physical education. Rossi closed his letter by saying that he would not hesitate to pull his kids out of school again so that they could take part in similar experiences in the future.
After taking his kids on a vacation to Boston, a Pennsylvania man got a letter from the principal of the Abington district school his kids are enrolled in, which informed him that he’d made a mistake.
Rochelle Marbury wrote in the letter to Mike Rossi that the absences would not be excused.
Rossi posted the note on Facebook with his response.