Grand Junction High School Teaching Tough Lesson on Tardiness

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

Grand Junction High School's student newspaper says 40,000 tardy slips were handed out last semester alone.

That means in the school of 1,700 students, each one averaged being late to class 23 times in the roughly 90 day semester.

Grand Junction High School administrators are now cracking down on students who are late.

They are closely monitoring hallways and handing out detention slips for students who are even just seconds after the bell.

Detentions range from ten minutes at lunch to in-school suspension.

School administrators say students need to learn and respect punctuality and learning time.


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  • by Azura on May 3, 2008 at 12:39 PM
    So they make the students even more late by wasting minutes of their learning time (that they need to respect, supposedly) handing out stupid slips of paper saying "You get to spend ten minutes of your lunch doing more talking with your friends in detention"? Lovely. Perhaps the administration should see about keeping students' books and learning supplies in the classroom, thereby eliminating the need for lockers and thus standing around in the school halls yapping to their friends if they're so keen on penalizing a student with one foot outside the classroom door when the bell rings.
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