Comments (4)

Please be aware of the RB Clarion commenting policy. You can view this policy by clicking on the "About" link for our web site.
All Clarion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • D

    DanielJan 15, 2020 at 7:51 am

    I think you should simply have an extra one or two minutes to get to class

  • J

    Jennifer BurauMay 27, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I actually disagree with all of you on this topic. As high school students, we are responsible for attending school for a set amount of time everyday. There are many times when we are asked why we should be trusted, whether it’s from a parent asking us this or it’s during a job interview. If being late isn’t a big deal to you, then who’s to say you won’t be late on your way to work everyday? I personally don’t think it is a big deal to get to where you need to be on time. You shouldn’t have to be reminded by threats of getting a detention to be on time to where ever it is you need to go. Being late isn’t hard to adjust, if you’re always 5 minutes late to school, you can simply wake up 5 minutes earlier everyday and avoid situations like getting a detention. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

  • C

    Carly HavranekMay 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I do too believe that the tardy policy is too strict. If students truly try to get to class, they shouldn’t get punished for it.

    On the other hand, how would the school faculty know that one specific student rushed to class that day? Unfortunately, I think there are too many seniors with ‘senioritis’ who do lollygag and come late on purpose, to distinguish the rushing students from the slow-walking.

    I believe the solution to this problem could be to make the tardy policy less strict, or to just get rid of the tardy policy all together.

  • A

    Ashlee HaughMay 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I think that the tardy policy is stupid. We shouldn’t be punished just because we are two minutes late to school. The students do sometimes run into trouble, maybe a problem with a friend in the hallway or maybe a flat tire even, that doesn’t mean you give him a detention when he walks in late.
    If a student comes in 20 minutes late to class, then yeah they should get a detention because most likely they have been walking around doing nothing. The passes also, that teachers give should be given to a student in the front office if he/she comes in late before first period.
    The solution can be fixed by just allowing the students to come in late in the morning and after the announcements. But if a student comes in 20 minutes late then yes, a punishment should be forced.

Activate Search
Tardy policy too strict?