Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Letters to the Editor

May 28, 2014

Students may be disappointed by change in prize

May 28, 2014 — The editor:

I am writing you today concerning Carter Elementary PTO. I have a daughter who has perfect attendance this year. She has gone all year thinking if she had perfect attendance she would be getting the $100 prize like they gave out last year. She has had a rough year, went days when she should have stayed at home, refusing to lose that money.

While attending a PTO meeting one of the discussions was about the prize for perfect attendance. PTO decided since 12 kids got perfect attendance the prize would not be money. One of the ladies at the PTO meeting stated they have 12 kids expecting one hundred dollars. They told me they never promised the $100 and, that is right they never told the kids they would get money but, didn't say it would be any different from last year either.

They know these kids are expecting money and have let them go all year with false hope thinking that is what they would get then decide with a little over two weeks left of school to change it. They should have made the incentive clear at the beginning of the year that it would not be the same as last year's prize. They are wanting to take them to Camden Park because it would be a lot cheaper. Some of these children that have worked so hard will not be able to go on that trip, so they will not be getting anything for their effort. They probably would not have had 12 children with perfect attendance if they had not believed they would be getting money at the end of the year.

These days, $100 doesn't go very far, but it meant the world to my daughter. While I may not accomplish anything with this letter and I know my daughter will not get her money, I hope the PTO will let the kids next year know what the prize will be at the beginning of school and not let them go all year with false hope like they have this time.

Christa Brown

Olive Hill

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