'Petty' school teacher slammed for handing students contract which allows them only two passes out of class in a month

The controversial hall pass became viral in no time and people expressed outrage at the teacher's 'abusive' behavior while others found her English appalling.


                            'Petty' school teacher slammed for handing students contract which allows them only two passes out of class in a month

A Tennessee school teacher gave her eighth-grade students a contract allowing them only two passes to leave the classroom each month, leading to a huge backlash online. It appeared that the two passes granted to students in White's class at Aspire Hanley Middle School in Memphis included seeing a nurse, going to the restroom, and getting water.

"I understand that Mrs. White is petty and although we both have options, I can be denied going to the restroom/water/nurse during the lesson," the note read. "If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with Mrs. White before or after-school, although nothing will change."

And if any student loses their slip, White has a one-liner placed as a footer: "I'm sorry, try again next month."

The note given to students by Mrs. White at Aspire Hanley Middle School in Memphis. (Twitter)
The note given to students by Mrs. White at Aspire Hanley Middle School in Memphis. (Twitter)

She further advises on the note that students would receive no grade for the work done in a particular class if they break the contract. Also, only a doctor's note would relax the policy, she adds. The note was subsequently shared on Twitter and went viral, with several wondering how parents would react to such a note handed by a schoolteacher.

Quite a few users promised they would contact the school board, and many were appalled at the teacher's spelling and grammar as displayed in the note. "Okay. My first reaction was to shudder at the grammar—'have gone'. No excuse whatsoever for that," user Noralee Potts wrote. "As for the rest of it, that borders on cruel and inhumane."

Aspire Hanley Elementary School, Memphis. (Google Maps)
Aspire Hanley Elementary School, Memphis. (Google Maps)

Some others called White's expectations from her students 'abusive' and that she should be immediately terminated from her job. "Sounds like child abuse. Does the school need to be reported to CPS? That teacher should have been fired," Dori Previn wrote.  "The b***h should be fired immediately. Period. No excuses and no pass for her," Kydess wrote. 

Speaking to Local Memphis, Dr. Nickolaus Manning, the school's superintendent, said the woman had not been fired by the administration as she had been working at the school for "a number of years", reported Daily Mail

However, in a note to parents, the school reassured that the contract handed to the students was "inconsistent with the school's actual policies." The note also added that the school will be reviewing the relevant policies and that teachers and staff will be informed accordingly so that all school policies and values are consistently maintained in each classroom."