CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A sign posted on the wall of a Cincinnati elementary school said children would be allowed only one pass per week to get a drink of water, and any more than that would deduct points from their grades.
"You're not going to fail my kid because he's thirsty and he wants a drink," said a concerned parent of a Carson Elementary School student.
Cincinnati Public Schools called the sign a "misunderstanding" about district policies and said it has been removed.
The entire message read, "Getting a drink by permission only. That means you must ask the teacher before going out into the hall for a drink. You will get one pass per week to get a drink of water after that points will be deducted from your grade."
"If my kid's playing in the gym room and he's hot and sweaty and he asks for a drink and he goes to get a drink are they going to deduct a point from him?" asked the father of a Carson Elementary student.
Cincinnati Public Schools said the issue has been addressed and released the following statement on the matter:
"I thought it was not right that they were depriving the children of having water," a Carson mother said. "…it wasn't fair that they would deduct their grades because they wanted to get a drink of water."
CPS said students grades will not be impacted by the number of trips they take to use the restroom or to get a drink of water.