‘King Kren’ strikes again!

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During a depressing conversation with my daughter last night I learned the kids attending PRLHS will not be allowed to dress up for Halloween. This announcement was made to the students during the last class hour of the day on Oct. 30. And students that chose to come to school in costume would be sent home for the day.

The principal told my child the reason was he felt some kids would behave inappropriately. Gee, homecoming all over again. He told her she was here to learn not dress up. Yes, true, they are there to learn. But why is he so focused on taking away the healthy fun activities associated with school?

I also send my child there for social interaction since she is an only child. It is this reason only that my child still attends a West Bonner School District school. If it was simply for education alone I would have pulled her out and home-schooled her two years ago.

And why is he so focused on punishing kids before they act out? Here is a novel idea. Why not send the kids home that are dressed in appropriately per dress code regulations?

I do agree with another parent who pointed something out at a prior school board meeting. If you continue taking away the healthy fun activities kids are going to find their own fun. Hello Senior Keg, Welcome back!

I simply do not understand why this principal is so bent on making this high school feel like a prison. It truly saddens me to think my child is being subjected to the care of an individual who has such little faith in kids being able to have any kind of creative freedoms at all.

I keep seeing pictures of the cute kids in elementary all dressed up today and my only thought today is, “Better enjoy it now, when you get to high school the principal there will suck the life out anything fun and put a stop to it.”

This parent is thankful for the fact that my child only has another year left to be subjected to this school and seriously maybe just done with after this year. Hate to do that approaching her senior year but seriously wondering if its worth it.

The dictatorship continues. And big thank you to some members of the school board who seem to support “King Kren” and his decisions fully, no matter what the impact to students are.

MANDY GRIESEMER

Priest River

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