Ohio house bill 319 would require parents of students who attend schools in districts rated " continuous improvement" or lower to attend at least one parent -teacher conference per school year prior to December 31. Parents who do not attend will be fined $50 per child for non-compliance.
No, I am not making this up.
First of all, most schools only have one opportunity for a parent teacher conference prior to December 31. What if the parent can not make the time is it is scheduled? What if a parent has 2 students (or 3 ) in different schools in the same district, but the conference times are all at the same time?
Who is going to enforce this? More time for the school staff to enforce "rules' instead of education the students!
I have been very active in my 3 children's education and make almost all of these conferences. However, this is really an example of "big brother" overkill!!
What is your opinion on this?