A few months ago, the issue of our discipline system came up at a faculty meeting, specifically tardies and the demerits system to address tardies. I decided to poll my students about tardies and demerits and the results are below. (I thought I had posted these already, which is why they’re being posted a few months after the fact.)

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.44.57 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.45.07 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.45.18 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.45.33 PMAn additional open-response question and its responses:

What would or does motivate you to get to school on time?

  • If there was a 5-15 minute grace period before school (start at 7:30 and class starts at 7:45) so people can arrive within that time frame.
    I have a fear of being late to everything, no matter if there are consequences. I would be scared of being late even if there weren’t any demerits. I don’t need any extra motivation to be on time because I am always trying to be on time anyways.
    If i couldn’t play a sport
    Later school start times.
    personally I don’t like how you can be late then give a bs reason and then it is excused. This opportunity allows me to be late whenever I want.
    I feel like a jerk if I am late, and it disrespects the teach/class.
    I don’t want to miss stuff in class.
    food, money
    Not missing anything in class.
    PIZZA
    I tend to be 1 -3 minutes late because most of my morning classes take 1-3 minutes to start. I would be on time/more worried about being late if I felt that I was missing anything educational.
    School starts way too early. Wayland is an extremely academically challenging environment that requires a lot of rest to recharge for the school day to come. We can’t all be Sharp.
    Demerits
    If school started later, if there were to be less traffic
    The reaction of the teacher, but mostly I just don’t like being late.
    demerits
    I don’t like being late but the traffic is really bad. I’d rather get to school on time because missing class is a pain when you have to make up work and you miss lectures.
    School starts too early, and even at the risk of me obtaining demerits, I would rather get more sleep. Too add on to that I would also be still sitting in traffic, so it’s not worth coming in early.
    Candy
    Literally nothing no matter how early I wake up I can’t judge time and I’m just always late.
    my mom usually makes me late. no joke. I will wait by the door for her
    I get to school early to hang out with my friends/finish homework. If I’m ever late, it’s usually because of the traffic.
    money, extra credit, candy, food
    Im chronically punctual. I like to be prepared for class and that includes getting there on time.
    My education
    nothing
    i give people rides
    I don’t want demerits to pile up
    Embarrassment/ teacher gets angry
    I’m on time
    I don’t want to get cuts or demerits because I don’t want to spend frees in restricted study.
    I would say if you’re late to school then you have to spend twice the ammount of time you were late in restricted study.
    There is very bad traffic on my route to school.
    When teachers are disappointed at a late student, it makes you feel guilty for being late. Additionally, students who are punctual are viewed more favorably by teachers. This is basically why I am chronically punctual. This probably does not apply to the majority of the student population.
    I would be more punctual if school started later.
    I am on time for the most part because it is my responsibility to get to school. Its not like you are at school forever so people should be mature and get to school.
    I always wake up at 5:50-6:00 and have the same routine.
    If there was food in your first period class and it went away after the bell rang.
    If the starting time was pushed to 7:45, it would make it easier for me to get to school on time.
    trying not to get demerits
    Teachers don’t understand that the traffic takes at least 20 minutes to get through and it is very unpredictable.
    the disappointment of my teachers is one of the main reasons i arrive to school on time and demerits also determine my tardiness.
    nothing really
    food
    Pushing back school starting time, I feel like school starts too early and having even just 30 more minutes of sleep time would be helpful.
    less traffic
    parents
    If i have have a test that morning or i have an important class that morning or if I know that the class starts on time
    I am chronically on time because I don’t like to be late.
    I have a test that morning… or meeting with a teacher
    I can’t get to school on time because I have trouble waking up so early, and if I leave my house at 7:15 I will be late no matter what, because of the traffic.
    I am motivated to be at school on time because I don’t want to be embarassed by the teacher in front of the students and get demerits.
    Later start time. Right now it’s too early, not getting enough sleep.
    My parents
    I’m responsible.
    I don’t like to be late to school because I find it very distracting to other students. Also, if I come late to school I feel that I am interrupting the class.
    just have people do them if they dont wanna come in they dont have to #senoir #norule #beside #theruleistherisnorules
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