Loy Norrix High School has started a new tardy procedure. Students have passing time (five minutes) to get to class after the bell for class rings. If a student fails to do so, he has five minutes to get an electronic pass from campus safety, at one of three locations (B wing, four corners, the Tower). Once this pass is obtained, the student has three minutes to get to class, otherwise he will be sent to one of the discipline rooms, if found roaming the hallways. A second time offender will face suspension.
Joe Plair, a disciplinary enforcer said, “It’s going pretty good in my opinion. We’ve got less students in the hallways getting swept than we anticipated overall.”
He also remarked on how this new change has given himself, campus safety, and secretary Trina Vandervelden, a wonderful opportunity to collaborate.
On the second day of the new procedure, Plair had “only seen two repeat offenders” in his room. Plair said they are not yet at a point to make a statement on the “success or failure” of the procedure, but Plair did say “ I’m pleased with the fact that it’s not a high number of students throughout the day” in the halls.
Although it’s very early in the process, it appears that kids are being motivated to attend all (or most) of their classes.