This school had an end of the year restaurant trip - but Maddie Stevens wasn't allowed to go with the rest of her schoolmates because she didn't have perfect attendance. She had missed on day of school, and the reason was to attend her mother's funeral after she had succumbed to her fight against breast cancer for two years.
Her father felt it was extremely insensitive. "Her school should be celebrating what she's achieved, not saying, 'You can't come on the school outing because your mom died." Even Maddie herself said "It made me feel sad not to go -- it would have been a nice treat. Helping my mom for the past two years has been hard."
The school released a statement acknowledging the incident and removed the reward for students with perfect attendance. Unfortunately though, the school never apologized for the error.