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Students use passports minimally

Passport not being used

Steven Robles, Staff Writer

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Students walk out of class everyday to go to the bathroom, pick something up or maybe even to just leave class. Teachers don’t know what they might be doing but they put their trust in the student to finish their business and come back.

I think the only issue, is the inconsistency”

— Mrs.Manley

Passports were made to mark students’ tardy, allow students to go the bathroom, or as a pass to do other things. For bathroom use, many teachers have their own passes that students can use but the school passports are not used for the most part, not even for tardies.

Mrs. Manley IM and AP Calc teacher said “I think the only issue, is the inconsistency of teachers using the passport.””

Teachers don’t know what students might be doing outside of class. Sometimes students come back late or end up never coming back. Landmark Middle school don’t use passports anymore but they scan their IDs if they are late by an admin, allowing admins to put tardies immediately.

Mrs. Manley also said, “I think that an electronic system would be cool.  Having a scanning system for each room that the student will scan their ID coming into class and leaving class so that we can monitor where they are.”

Passports are not used as often as they probably were before, with technology advancing we should have something that detects when students leave, it’s up to the teacher whether they want to have bathroom passes or not and to allow their students to go without getting their passport signed at all. These things allow students to evade other types of discipline as well.

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