Re: DSM: Sudbury Schools in an Urban setting

Susan Jarquin (
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 14:30:24 -0800

Please keep in mind that the person that made the statement to certify students
to go off campus is not experienced in the day to day running of a Sudbury
School, as of yet. I am also thinking like a Mother of small children.

As a result of this conversation, I would not be in favor of requiring a
student to be certified to leave campus.

Does the school meeting decide these types of issues?
"Dawn F. Harkness" wrote:

> I hate to sound too lawyerly here, but ...
> I would caution against any school adopting a certification process for use
> of the open campus policy. I think adopting such a certification process
> could result in an increased exposure to legal liability. Certification
> implies that the student has been adequately trained and evaluated by the
> school to do or use X, in this case go off campus. In my opinion, the
> school should not assume the responsibility of evaluating whether or not a
> student should leave campus. That responsibility should be squarely on the
> students and their parents.
> Dawn Harkness

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