Fun Friday: Calls for training after child tricks staff with fake note

by L&D13 May 2016
"I want Rosabella to go too dus 131 today.”

This was the handwritten note (in its entirety, misspellings and all) which a seven-year-old penned and showed to her supervisors to get out of an after-school program in Texas.

Believe or not, her plan worked and Rosabella Dahu was able to take a bus home.

However, her strategy hit a snag when she couldn't get into her house and spent the afternoon outside, until she asked her neighbour to let her use the bathroom.

The neighbour kept Rosabella until her father was located.

The father said his daughter was wrong to write the note, but he added the staff should have known it was fake because it was obviously written by a child.

The Sheldon School district said it was investigating the situation and reviewing its training procedures.

The school released the following statement:

"Sheldon ISD is currently investigating the situation. We are reviewing our training procedures to ensure that our after-school grant program staff is properly trained in dismissal procedures.

“As we move forward, the district is working to make sure that all of our after-school grant staff receives the same training as district employees.

“At this point, the district is continuing to investigate and will take proper disciplinary action. As always, student safety is our top priority."