“Teachers, when the tardy bell rings, close and lock your doors. Do not let any students in after the bell. All students in the hallway will be swept into ISS [in-school suspension].”
-Administrator, outlining school’s new hall sweep plan and receiving thunderous applause from staff in return.
The sound of these words were beautiful. My fellow teachers and I struggled all of last year with student X, who would arrive 2 minutes late, student Y, who would arrive 15 minutes late, and student Z, who would arrive 40 minutes late. With each dramatic entrance, X, Y and Z would disrupt class.
Hopefully, I won’t need to see tardiness anymore. Actions speak louder than words, though.
Day one is one day away.