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Dad's Response to Principal for Child's 'Unexcused Absence' Goes Viral

When some of us look back at our years spent in school we wonder what, if any, real-world knowledge we gained. They didn’t teach us how to do our taxes or write a resume, which we’ve all done in our adult life, but we did learn about Earth Science and the Pythagorean theorem.

When was the last time you used any of that info?

Mike Rossi, a Pennsylvania husband, and father had to explain what real valuable knowledge is to his children’s principal in a letter that he also posted on Facebook and has now gone viral.

“I want you to be aware that the Abington School District does not recognize family trips as an excused absence, regardless of the activities involved in the trip,” a letter from the principal to Rossi read, according to the Inquisitr. “The school district is not in the position of overseeing family vacations or evaluating the educational nature of a family trip.”

The letter was sent after his two children missed three days of school. It went on to say that additional unexcused absences could lead to a meeting with the school’s attendance officer and a mandatory school attendance law violation notice.

“While I appreciate your concern for our children’s education, I can promise you they learned as much in the five days we were in Boston as they would in an entire year in school,” Rossi wrote.

“Our children had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one that can’t be duplicated in a classroom or read in a book. They watched their father overcome injury, bad weather, the death of a loved one and many other obstacles to achieve an important personal goal.”

Source: Inquisitr
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