Dad’s reply to school on kids’ absence is best response ever

The father of two elementary aged children proved to be the real MVP when he replied to a letter from his children’s school that said they were not accepting a family trip to Boston as an excusable absence.

Michael Rossi took to Facebook to share the letter he received from Rochelle S. Marbury, Principal of Rydal Elementary School after his kids Jack and Victoria missed April 17, 20 and 21, 2015.

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rossi,” the letter read, “I understand your family recently took a family vacation. 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. The school district is not in the position of overseeing family vacations or evaluating the educational nature of a family trip. The dates that your children were absent were recorded as unexcused. An accumulation of unexcused absences can result in a referral to our attendance officer and a subsequent notice of a violation of the compulsory school attendance law.”

Mr. Rossi served a hot cup of tea back, READ MOREdads letter to school

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