A new school Principal was checking over his school on the first day. Passing the stockroom, he was startled to see the door wide open and teachers bustling in and out, carrying off books and supplies in preparation for the arrival of students the next day. The school where he had been a Principal the previous year had used a check-out system only slightly less elaborate than that at Fort Knox.
Cautiously, he asked the school’s long time Custodian, “Do you think it’s wise to keep the stockroom unlocked and to let the teachers take things without requisitions?”
The Custodian looked at him gravely and said, “We trust them with the children, don’t we?”
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