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Survey gauges attendance

Tess Harstrick, Staff Reporter
Originally published June 19, 2014

Great Rainbow and Tess HarstrickSurvey results based on five questions created by administrators.

Great Rainbow and Tess Harstrick

Survey results based on five questions created by administrators.

In early March, administration sent out a survey to around 1500 students to answer the issue of tardiness in 1st period. The survey asked five questions on why students were late, how often they were late, and if discipline would inspire them to arrive on time.

Currently, the policy in place states that if a student arrives 10 minutes late to their 1st period, then the tardiness is excused. Recently, there has been talk of changing reading period to make up for lost time in a student’s 1st period class by changing it from the beginning of 2nd period to the end of 1st.

The survey was sent out to gauge student responses and actual tardiness. It reported that 52.4 percent of students would not prioritize punctuality even if there was a consequence for being late.

As administration has been thinking about attendance and tardiness for a while, students should not be surprised if a new tardiness policy goes into place for the years to come.

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