Usually, when a parent gets reprimanded by the school system, it’s a shameful experience. But one dad turned the tables after spotting a bunch of spelling errors in a letter he received from the school.
Daniel Moore, of Exmouth, England, took his 5-year-old out of school to join the rest of the family on vacation to Majorca. Soon after he received a letter from the Devon County Council admonishing and fining him for taking his son out during the school year. But when Daniel spotted up to seven spelling mistakes, he gained the upper hand.
He posted a picture of the letter on Facebook, annotated it with his notes pointing out the misspelled words. Hilariously, he offered the council a letter grade. D-.
“I saw a couple of spelling errors as soon as I opened the letter but as I read on more mistakes appeared,” Daniel told Devon Online.
“At first I thought it was quite funny but when you place it into the context that these people are responsible for the future of children’s education it is concerning,” the dad of two continued.
Among the mispelled words were ‘hte’, ‘guitly’, ‘notie’ and ‘dteailed.’ The council has since blamed the blemishes on a new printing system, which, okay?
Daniel’s Facebook takedown has been shared over 1000 times and garnered more than 3000 likes. But he still has to pay the fine, and he’s okay with.
“I’ve said that I’ll pay the £60 fine but I just wanted to make sure people could see how sloppy the letter was,” he said.
He also has no regrets about taking his son out of school.
“We took our son out of school for five days to go on holiday to Majorca. I was fully aware of the risks involved but thought it was well worth it for the experience of the holiday and we don’t regret it one bit.”
After seeing all those spelling errors, if there’s anything for Daniel to regret, it may be sending his son to that school to begin with!