Goodbye, Detentions

New tardy policy allows each department to choose their own rules

Leslie Diaz '18, School Staff

Gone. Back to zero. Fresh start. That’s what many students heard from administration the first week of school regarding their detentions. Students’ slates were wiped clean with  zero detentions and therefore  no one on the AIL (Academic Ineligibility List) list.

This all started when the ILT (Instructional Leadership Team), composed of administrators and some students, discussed the AIL.

“It was almost silly,” said Eric Fay. “ There was about 76 percent of students on the AIL because of tardies.”

In an effort to make tardies no longer seem like a punishment, administration had each department create  their own  policy. Despite efforts, some students feel overwhelmed.

“I don’t like the new policies” said Karina Aguirre ‘18. “I get confused [with policies]. It would be better to have just one policy for the whole school.”

While acknowledging the struggle in keeping up with different policies, teachers agree with the new idea because they see it as a way of aiding a problem and helping students.

“We wanted a new policy as a way to have students not want to be tardy” says English Department chair Brady Gunnink. “We wanted to focus just on students who were repetitively tardy and reduce stress from others.”