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Should parents be forced to volunteer at their children's school?


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tash27 January 21, 2013

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No. usually when I volunteered I was out of work and when I worked I had a limited time to give & that did not help much. Allow the people who have the time to give it and do not treat them bad award them or hire them if their service is needed.


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kimholmescm August 17, 2012

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YES! Mandatory! Volunteering does not mean you have to be at the school during your work hours. Many things can be done in the evening or weekends. If every parent gave 3 hours per school year, every school would be awesome.


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oniaguer August 13, 2012

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Not every parent has the luxury of taking time off from work to volunteer at their child's school. Instead I donated school supplies and often participated in fundraising drives.


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maldonadov21 September 25, 2011

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I say yes. It shows your children you are there for them no matter what and it depends on how much volunteering they are asking for


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abcdefghi123 May 9, 2011

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Pushed or forced to volunteer, no way. Many parents need their hands held to realize the importance of contributing to their kids school.


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kfine_99 January 26, 2011

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Parents shouldn't be forced because that is going to lead to legal issues. Parents should be educated on the impact it will have on their children if they do volunteer. I volunteer at my daughter's school all the time. All they have to do is ask.


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MbG143 January 10, 2011

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Should parents be forced? Absolutely not. However I think that parents should be educated. Most of you want incentive. Well, statistics say that being involved with your childs school helps them acedemically. I'd say that is incentive enough.


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mrsdevault November 29, 2010

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Absolutely not. However if your school is a place parents love to be and a financial incentive is given getting volunteers is usually not a problem. We have great volunteers at our school!


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marie1val November 15, 2010

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yes...that is the minimum our kids deserve...involved parents


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mdwong September 10, 2010

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Unless slavery is going to be re-instituted, forcing anyone to do anything is just an invitation for litigation, especially if you apply consequences/penalties if parents don't "volunteer". Better to offer incentives for volunteering than to force.




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