Friday, February 17, 2017
Choosing the Late
Friday. It was almost 5th period. 10th grade world history.
It had been an easy day thus far. The classes had worked silently without my having to ask. As the class filtered in, one of the boys started yelling towards someone outside the room.
"Where is he going?"
When I asked the obvious question, the boy pointed out who he was yelling to. I spotted him. He was walking away from the classroom. The first boy explained that the boy outside was supposed to be in their class.
Half an hour into class, the boy showed up. He had a pass from the tardy sweep. (Long time readers of this blog may remember me mentioning tardy sweep on previous occasions.)
This year, that school has revamped the tardy sweep policy. Instead of students being kept out of class all period, they now get sent back to class with a tardy sweep pass. They still get dinged for the tardy, and the more tardies they rack up, the harsher the punishment. (Three tardies and they get Saturday School.)
So, the boy, who totally would have been on time to class, decided to walk in the other direction, get the tardy, and get sent back to class... Why?
I don't get the logic sometimes.