First day back, I get a call from my principal. She wants to tell me about a new kid I’m getting. Apparently his dad asked the district to be moved to our school because he liked the way our principal handled students.
This kid – I mean student – has evidently been suspended at least 3 times THIS SCHOOL YEAR, for things like throwing his backpack at someone. And I get him in my class.
But the principal and behavioral specialist, a very well-liked-by-the-students Mr. Farell, have already met with him and his dad, and he’s going to start out on a behavior contract. And he’s NOT going to have any of these problems here at Westmont. Well, we’ll see.
Turns out he’s a nice enough kid. I’ll call him “C.” Very well spoken, polite, good looking.