- mandate /MAN-deyt/
- shirk /shurk/
- supervision /soo-per-VIZH-uhn/
- ethicality /ETH-i-KUHL-i-tee/
- infraction /in-FRAK-shuhn/
[verb] – to officially require someone to do something, or something to happen
The committee is mandated to coordinate with the group to help the school.
[verb] – to avoid work or a duty
Samantha doesn’t shirk her responsibilities. She fulfills them all the time.
[noun] – the act of watching a person or activity and making certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc.
Children are forbidden to swim without adult supervision.
[noun] – the moral quality of a course of action
Many question the ethicality of the new company policy.
[noun] – an occasion when someone breaks a rule or law
The punishment depends on the degree of infraction.
The Queensland Department of Education and the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) support the motive of this policy. Cresta Richardson, the president of the QTU, said, “The job of a school is to provide education for students and school hours are really clear to parents.” Parents, however, are divided on the policy’s legality and ethicality. The rule sparked controversy: some agree while others consider it as an extreme response to a minor infraction. Some argue that leaving their children within school premises an hour or so after school unattended does not need to be reported to police or child safety. Drop-off zones are also difficult to navigate at the end of school days due to heavy traffic.
- Do you agree that the policy is severe for such a minor offense? Please share your thoughts about this.
- What else could the school do to encourage parents to pick up their children promptly?
- How can schools ensure that students are safe while they are within their premises?
- Is there a set of guidelines in your country for picking up children from school? Please tell me more about it.
- Why is it crucial for parents to pick up their children on time from school?
- pick up