Hey everyone! Ok, so I'm in need of some feedback if you have a minute to read this. The policy of the middle school I teach at is that all tests/projects must be signed by the parent and returned to the teacher. Number one, some teachers reuse tests and number two, it's a way for parents to stay up-to-date on how their child is doing in each class. All the teachers give the students two days to get it back. If they forget the first day, they have one extra day. After that, they get a lunch detention, which means they stay inside for their 20 minute recess. Last year, I had no problems with this policy. However, this year, I have had a whole host of parents complain that their children shouldn't have to serve a detention for something "as simple as forgetting to get a test signed". I'm just wondering what your policy is regarding this? Is it unfair to give them a detention? Should there be another consequence besides a detention? Or, are the parents just being whiny babies? Thanks for any thoughts you may have regarding this!!