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Should I call the school?

Should I call the school? Topic: How to write a letter of apology at work
June 20, 2019 / By Alvar
Question: My grandson brought papers home from school saying they were going to be doing fingerprinting. So I filled out all the emergency information & sent it back. Within 2 weeks I started getting calls from an insurance agent trying to sell me insurance. They have called my cell phone, work phone and home phone. I have told them Im not interested but still they call. When I asked how they got my personal information they told me from my gr-sons application for fingerprinting. After all that they never did fingerprint him either. She said several students were "overlooked". Does something seem weired here?
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Thelma Thelma | 1 day ago
Absolutely you should call the school. Start with the teacher AND the principal. If the teacher is helping a friend find contacts through her students, the principal needs to be aware. It is not acceptable practice, and the principal should put a stop to it. If there is not an adequate explanation (and apology) call someone at the district administration level. Most districts have someone assigned to "community relations" type duties, although they could have a different title. Keep asking till you find the right person. If you do not get assurances that this type of scam will not be allowed in the future, I would recommend writing a formal letter of information to your district Superintendent AND school board. Most districts have policies prohibiting this type of scam, and just need to be made aware of the practice, so they can put a stop to it in the future. Also, I think that you should report the insurance company to the BBB in your area. Multiple phone calls, repeatedly after asking them to stop, is harassment. If this sounds harsh, perhaps it is. However, when you start getting more phone calls and junk mail from all the businesses the insurance company sold your personal information to, you will see why it is so important to put people like these on notice, and to protect our children and ourselves from unscrupulous businesses. Good luck!
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Thelma Originally Answered: Should I call the school?
Absolutely you should call the school. Start with the teacher AND the principal. If the teacher is helping a friend find contacts through her students, the principal needs to be aware. It is not acceptable practice, and the principal should put a stop to it. If there is not an adequate explanation (and apology) call someone at the district administration level. Most districts have someone assigned to "community relations" type duties, although they could have a different title. Keep asking till you find the right person. If you do not get assurances that this type of scam will not be allowed in the future, I would recommend writing a formal letter of information to your district Superintendent AND school board. Most districts have policies prohibiting this type of scam, and just need to be made aware of the practice, so they can put a stop to it in the future. Also, I think that you should report the insurance company to the BBB in your area. Multiple phone calls, repeatedly after asking them to stop, is harassment. If this sounds harsh, perhaps it is. However, when you start getting more phone calls and junk mail from all the businesses the insurance company sold your personal information to, you will see why it is so important to put people like these on notice, and to protect our children and ourselves from unscrupulous businesses. Good luck!

Rosannah Rosannah
I think you definitely should call the school, and feel free to report the company both to the Better Business Bureau and your state Insurance Department. I believe the school (or outside party) selling your information is illegal. I used to be an insurance broker, and we were extremely restricted on the kind of information we could share, even with a company or other internal party. We would have been in for major trouble for sharing personal information with an outside third party. We even had to have an employee's written permission before running a DMV report used for underwriting purposes only, and we had to have a client's written permission before using various application information on them, for their own policy. Fingerprinting consents are supposed to be restricted information, as it is personal and should be protected by law. Schools, as professional (or government) entities, are bound by similar laws not to share their students' and students' families' private information. Of course, it could also be that your grandson's school made a poor choice of outsourcing the fingerprinting to an unethical party - in which case you should get all the details of the outside company and raise cain. Either way, your information should not have been shared, and the offending party probably shared everyone else's info as well. Not cool. I'm going off of my best guess, please don't take what I say as gospel truth, but I believe this is illegal (or at least extremely unethical). I would go straight to the administration of the school and offer to have them speak with your attorney if they can't explain the situation to your satisfaction. But that's me :-)
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Mould Mould
I would contact the school superintendent and arrange a meeting with the people that did the fingerprinting to find out where this is actually going and what hazards it could pose.
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Lizzy Lizzy
sounds like a scam to me. don't buy insurance from someone over the phone that you don't know. go to someone from a company and talk to them face to face. if they keep calling you, you can file for harassment and write to the Better Business Bureau.
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Lizzy Originally Answered: Should i call and complain?
Of course you should complain. That girl was absolutely disgusting. A disgusting person. She is the epitome of a bully. A bully is someone who doesn't have the balls to pick on someone who can defend themselves, so they wait until they find someone defenseless and pick on them. However, this scumbag seems to have forgotten that her JOB is to be kind, courteous, and accommodating. Not make her young customers cry. Please - call, and tell them you will follow up with a letter to the store manager and corporate headquarters. Tell them you are only in HS right now without a lot of money, but that you're an excellent student and that someday you will have a job, a very well-paying job, and that you will have way WAAAYYY more economic power then you do now. Someday you will be one of those shoppers who spend $400-500 a trip, but that you will never outgrow your association you have between MAC and that rude, horrid person. You'll always associate MAC with bullies who disparage kids who can't spend more than $100. Tell them that you got this advice on Yahoo too. And If you got her name, please, please drop it. Or go in personally and point her out. Seriously, that scumbag will always remain a scumbag until someone calls her out. She hurt you and you did NOT deserve it - she had no right, and she was morally reprehensible. [BTW, this reminds me of an incident that happened 2 summers ago in France to a friend of mine. She understood French perfectly but decided not to speak it because she felt her accent might offend the locals. She was in a store and, very politely, asked two young salesgirls if they had a certain style in a different color. They smiled extremely friendly and one (believing no America knows French) said "No we don't, you stupid fat f*cking American pig", all the time smiling and looking innocent. My friend thanked them in English, waited a few minutes, found the store manager, and in nearly-perfect French asked her if she knew what "***" meant, because that's what her sales girls said right to her face. The manager went white with utter shock, then became furious, and my friend left as the manager was cursing the girls out, ripping off their name tags and ordering them out of the store. Believe me - revenge is sweet...]

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