I am so annoyed!

@sprite1950 (11258)
Corsham, England
April 24, 2018 1:09am CST
Around a month ago my granddaughter took part in a sponsored swim at her school. It was to raise money for the leavers' trip as she is in her last year at primary school. They are going to a popular theme park after their exams in May. She raised £25 ($35) which I sent off immediately and trusted that the money arrived safely. My granddaughter assured me that she had given it in and as she is a very honest girl I believe her. Yesterday the school told her she must hand in the money or she would not be going! I rang them and told them it had been given in and her teacher was supposed to ring me back. So far no word but I have since learned that another child is experiencing the same thing. You would think that a school would be more careful with our money so I'm really annoyed. I don't want to pay again but she would be devastated if she couldn't go. What would you do?
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@silvermist (19802)
• India
24 Apr
I agree with @LadyDuck.The teacher should give a receipt.Anyway it is always better to hand over the money ourselves.I hope the teacher calls you back to clear the situation.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I used to hand in money myself but they said they liked to encourage the children to do these kind of things for themselves. She isn't the only one this is happening to. A child whose parent is a teaching assistant at the school is saying the same thing.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
24 Apr
It is not correct to take money from someone without giving a recipe.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
24 Apr
@sprite1950 I fear there is a teacher who is not honest, or she forgets things.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
24 Apr
I think that the school should give a recipe to the children when they give them money. I would ask to the Director if it is normal the teacher did not signed a recipe. Make it clear that you suspect there is something wrong.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
My granddaughter told me that there is another girl experiencing the same thing and her mother is a teaching assistant at the school so that makes me feel a bit better as she is very trustworthy. They must have lost this money.
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@LadyDuck (147089)
• Switzerland
24 Apr
@sprite1950 I am glad that the other mom is a teaching assistant. I hope she can find the source of the problem.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
@LadyDuck That makes it look as though there might be a mistake on their part so I'm glad we aren't the only ones.
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@morgoodie (881)
• United States
24 Apr
I would definitely hold the teacher accountable for that mistake. A receipt would have been a good idea or some other note that would have proved that your granddaughter had turned the money into the teacher. I am glad that I haven't had this happen. The school my children go to now have a way that money can be paid online into an account or something like that. I haven't used it yet but it seems like it would be easier than sending money into the teacher.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
They do let us pay that way normally but not for this unfortunately. I was annoyed that they told my granddaughter she couldn't go unless the money was paid as it wouldn't have been her fault anyway, it would have been mine if it hadn't been paid. She was really upset,
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• United States
24 Apr
@sprite1950 I don't blame her for being upset especially since she had turned the money into the teacher. I hope it gets resolved and she is able to go without having to pay again. They need a better system so there is a paper trail to say whether money has been collected from the students.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
25 Apr
@morgoodie I think this will make them think about giving out receipts in future. I'm quite glad she's leaving in the summer now. At secondary school money is paid into an account and they have finger print ID to get it out. I'm not sure about school trips etc.
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@rheicel (7316)
• Philippines
24 Apr
That's so sad. Did the teacher give a receipt?
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
No, none of the children had receipts, I'm going to suggest it when I get to speak to someone.
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@rheicel (7316)
• Philippines
25 Apr
@sprite1950 There should be always a receipt because it's a proof of payment or at least makes a list with their signature or penmanship after they gave payments.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
25 Apr
@rheicel Yes the school really messed up with this sponsorship money,
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@sharon6345 (118264)
• United States
24 Apr
There are a few things that could have happened. In time I hope you learn the money was found. if at all possible cash might be best delivered by an adult. I am hoping it's recovered soon.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I wish I had given it in myself but they encourage the children to be responsible and do this kind of thing themselves. I believe her when she said she handed the money in as she knew she would not be able to go unless they had her money. She is so upset,
@sharon6345 (118264)
• United States
24 Apr
@sprite1950 I am hoping she gets to go. I would not mind at all that rule be broken when that money has to be replaced it will be you to do it not them. I can't imagine it. She is looking forward to her day out. How long before you find out if she can go?
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
@sharon6345 They were supposed to ring me yesterday but I didn't hear anything. I will ring again later today.
• United States
24 Apr
I would track down that money . . .
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I'm going to keep on until I get to the bottom of it.
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• United States
24 Apr
@sprite1950 that's the spirit and it will show up, has probably been misplaced which is not good but not as bad as having to pay twice
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
25 Apr
@enlightenedpsych2 Her other nanny said she would pay the money rather than not let her go but it really shouldn't come to that as it has definitely been paid.
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@aureliah (13843)
25 Apr
What did she do with the money? have you talked to her?
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
25 Apr
Yes my granddaughter handed it in to her teacher. I put the money in an envelope in her schoolbag and it was gone when she got home from school that day. I asked her if she had handed it in and she said she had. Now the money seems to have been mislaid along with another child's money. The parent of this other child is a teaching assistant at the school.
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@aureliah (13843)
27 Apr
@sprite1950 If your granddaughter handed it to the teacher then it is the teacher's mistake and not hers. Why should you pay again?
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
27 Apr
@aureliah It's ok, it's been sorted and they found it but I didn't get an apology. I had to ring up again and find out what was going on. I think it was very bad mannered of them.
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@id_peace (4355)
• Singapore
27 Apr
I will make a police report and lodge a complain to the ministry of education. £25 pounds may not be a lot, it is the integrity and the reputation of my kins at stake. Something that I am not willing to let it slide
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
27 Apr
The money has been found now. Apparently it had been handed in to the wrong teacher so that's all I am worried about. I didn't want them to think I was dishonest and hadn't given the money in.
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@id_peace (4355)
• Singapore
27 Apr
I am glad that things actually turned out to be well in the end
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
27 Apr
@id_peace Thank you
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
24 Apr
There was no receipt? I would visit the school and really complain about it.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I haven't even had a call which is annoying me so I am going down after school if I don't hear anything today.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
24 Apr
@sprite1950 I think that's the best thing to do.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
@toniganzon I went down this afternoon as I hadn't heard anything but her teacher was conveniently "in a meeting" although my granddaughter said they hadn't mentioned it again,
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24 Apr
I would be annoyed ,too. Do you know the contact number of your granddaughter's teacher?
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
Yes I phoned the office and they said they would get her teacher to call me back but so far nothing.
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24 Apr
@sprite1950 hmmmm...I hope the teacher would call back soon.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
@Iam_jauntyjen Yes I think it's very poor of them not to get in touch.
@mandala100 (35785)
• Hong Kong
24 Apr
@sprite1950 Sorry to hear that you are annoyed my friend.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I don't get annoyed easily but this money has gone missing at the school and they can't offer any explanation.
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@mandala100 (35785)
• Hong Kong
24 Apr
@sprite1950 Yes my friend and I understand you about that.
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@caopaopao (5228)
• China
24 Apr
Sorry to hear that. Maybe her teacher will ring you back later.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
If she doesn't I will ring again today. If it had been a small amount I wouldn't have been so annoyed.
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@caopaopao (5228)
• China
24 Apr
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• Bournemouth, England
29 Apr
They sound extremely disorganised, which should not happen with other people's money!
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
29 Apr
It's been sorted now and was eventually found but I had to keep ringing to find out what had happened as they didn't let me know
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@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
25 Apr
Wow ... They lost $$ for something importANT LIKE THIS. That aint good but to deny her for their mistake would not be good
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
25 Apr
They haven't even got back to me on it so I'm going to ring again today. I think it's a poor show.
@jstory07 (65304)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Apr
I always send a check with my kids when they were in school.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I wish I had now. Sometimes they allow you to pay online and a receipt is printed out but they didn't do it for this.
@JudyEv (118538)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Apr
Let's hope it's just an oversight and you end up not having to 'do' anything. In a way, it's good someone else is saying the same as you.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
Yes and the child's mother is a teaching assistant at the school so she must be trustworthy. I just hate the thought they might think I haven't paid it.
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@allknowing (61581)
• India
24 Apr
There are confidence tricksters rampant everywhere
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I don't think it's been stolen, I think they have mislaid it but it annoys me as it wasn't a small amount.
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@Anne88 (328)
• Canlubang, Philippines
24 Apr
I would be upset too. The school and the children, or their guardians for that matter have equal responsibilities when it comes to these things. You have done your part, It would be their turn to do theirs. I hope it can be solved soon. Good luck!
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
Thanks. I have had money issues with the school before but luckily the payments were done online so I could prove that I paid and show the receipts.
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@Sreekala (21955)
• India
24 Apr
Usually children are more careful while handling money when they supposed to give money at school. I don't know what happened and hope you will get an answer very quickly.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I put it in an envelope and placed it in her school bag. It was gone when she came home and she said she had handed it in.
@Starmaiden (3768)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
24 Apr
I would have asked for a receipt upon handing it in. It's always good to get a receipt even if you feel you can trust the people you are paying. I'm sorry that this has happened. Maybe the treasurer or whoever was responsible for handling that money isn't so honest.
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@sprite1950 (11258)
• Corsham, England
24 Apr
I think it's gone astray considering someone else is experiencing the same thing but they should hand out receipts. I'm annoyed that no one has contacted me about it so I don't know what's going on. I am going to ring them again today.
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