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The Student News Site of McCallum High School

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The Student News Site of McCallum High School

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Back in 1993, SBI approved an absence check list

Evidently, more stringent tardy policy not new to Mac
ALWAYS TARDY? Evidently freshman were often late to class back in the ’90s just as they are today. OK that’s a bit of a stretch. This picture was actually taken in 2008 by TIMOTHY_MAK and later posted to his Flickr account, timcmak. We are posting here with permission and a leap of faith, under a creative commons license.

New policies have been approved at McCallum in order to prevent tardies, absences and hall walkers. Each day a list of tardy/absent students is given to teachers to check if a student is missing that class only, or is absent all day.

If a student misses only one class and does not have a pink permit, they should be considered truant and not be allowed to receive higher than a “69” on their work. If a student comes to school and needs to leave for any purpose, they must check out through the office. If they are absent the entire day, they should bring a note to the attendance office to be filed in their folder for appeal purposes.

Students are no longer allowed to leave class unless there is an emergency, and all students in the halls must have a permit. If a student needs to see the nurse, they must have a permit from their teacher, and must fill out a sign up sheet in their office. Students will be required to sign in with the time they arrived and sign out with the time that they leave. Teachers will receive a copy of this list each day.

SBI member Scott Stewart hopes that these new policies will help reduce tardies and absences.

“The value that the faculty is trying to impart is everyone needs to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right materials,” Stewart said. “To this end, the administration is attempting to implement the fairest policy which rewards correct behavior, and hands down consequences to those who choose not to follow the rules.”

This article was published in The Shield on Dec. 10, 1993.

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    Teddy SmithFeb 25, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    I like this article but I hate the tardy policy. Go Knights!