• Unexcused absence? Not if you have a note from the president

    Date: 06.12.09 | by Judge Tom.

    When 10 year old Kennedy went to the town hall meeting with her father on Thursday, she probably did not imagine that President Obama would write a note for her since she was missing the last day of school.

    Kennedy and her father attended the town hall meeting to hear the president speak and discuss health care issues.  When Kennedy’s father was called on to ask a question, he first stated that he hoped his daughter would not be in trouble for missing the last day of classes.

    Photo by Transplanted Mountaineer (Flickr)

    Obama asked, “Do you need me to write a note?”  He then asked the father for his daughter’s name.  When the father replied “Kennedy”, Obama said “That’s a cool name” and began to write the note.

    The president then walked over to Kennedy and handed her the note which stated, “To Kennedy’s Teacher, Please excuse Kennedy’s absence…she’s with me. Barack Obama”

    Now that’s a get out of school note worth saving.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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