Administration changes the discipline system
May 17, 2012 • Sophie Medrano
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Roughly 150 students experience disciplinary issues every week. The number one reason is hall sweeps. The administration notes that during certain times of the year the lack of discipline among students fluctuates in a somewhat predictable pattern.
“Students get most stressed during the daylight savings time and around final exams every year,” Assistant Principal Mr. Leday said.
This year all paper methods of discipline tracking were replaced with a new, more efficient method. It’s a computer program called RTI that allows teachers to fill out discipline referrals electronically. The new program affects Mrs. Goehl and Mrs. Pace, the AP’s administrative team, most of all. It is their job to keep up with referrals and student files.
“At the beginning, I didn’t like it, but anything that’s new you have to get used to,” Mrs. Goehl said. “The more I use it, the more I’m familiar on where I need to go for disciplinary (records) on a particular student.”
According to Mr. Leday, there are some drawbacks.
“It’s interesting because the ease of it before was being able to see how many discipline sheets you had and now you can’t. But it’s quicker and more efficient,” Mr. Leday said. “Substitutes can’t use the program, it’s only for registered teachers.”
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