To The Editor:
Last Friday was a field day at Lehigh Acres Middle School. My daughter, Jennifer, was not allowed to attend because she did not participate in a fundraising event. In fact no students that did not hawk the school merchandise is allowed to attend.
This is not right.
Field Day is held at the school during normal school hours and all students attending that school should be allowed to go. My daughter, or any child, should not punished because she/they failed to raise money for the school.
I talked to the principal of Lehigh Middle School, (Joe Pitura) and he said outright that if a student does not participate in fundraisers to raise money for the school they will not participate in field days. Sending children to pedal the school merchandise in order to attend a public school function is an outrage.