Students at East High School will be Charged $5 for being late to class

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    Students at East High School will be Charged $5 for being late to class | Firstcoastnews.com | Strange & Unusual News

    I think this is a great idea. In fact, I'd like to see fines for many other disciplinary issues as well. Comments?
     
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    I dunno, chanel. Sounds more like rich kids can now buy their way out of detention for being tardy. I'm not a big fan of fines....all kids should receive the same punishments for the same offenses.
     
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    I think they should pay the fine AND do the detention. If they are late again the the parent must accompany them to class for a week and sigh them into class
     
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    why is one forced to go to school.....aren't all teachers libs and aren't all libs pro choice....
     
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    Not a bad idea syrenn.

    And Madeline - even rich parents might want to see their kids suffer the consequences. I have a feeling they did this for the athletes. Coaches get mighty ticked when kids miss practice for stupid shit.

    I do believe hitting folks in the pocketbook when their kid spends three days a week in detention might be a good deterrent though. It gets pretty damn expensive.

    We started giving detentions a few years ago for ANY late - even when mommy said it was "her fault". Latenesses decreased by something like 80%.
     
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    This is nothing more than a school trying to make money off bad behavior.

    Our school policy is

    2 absence without excuse or 4 tardies without excuse in a month = ineligible to attend ANY extracurricular activities for the next month. That includes, sporting events, dances, field trips, anything. Quite successful.
     
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    ROFLMAO yeah make the parent miss work for a week or be late because the kid was late twice.

    you have kids?

    lol
     
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    I don't like it. Sad to say, some welfare mom will cry "foul" and the fee will be paid by others for her little brat.
     
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    What would stop someone from just saying,

    "Oops! We're going to be late... Just forget it.

    "Tell the school you had:"

    a bad cold/food poisoning/a MYRIAD of other 24 hour ailments which would not require medical attention.

    Problem solved, $5 SAVED.

    And if someone is so poor that they can't afford to pay the fine,

    what? THEY get off, scot-free?

    imho, parents trying to work under pressure, rushing children to school,

    or the kids, themselves, trying to beat the clock,

    sounds like a recipe for disaster.
     
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    Don't you get it, that is EXACTLY the point. If it makes life hard on the parent, the kid is going to be in BIG trouble. Parental responsibility for their children, see how that works?

    So the kid is in trouble at school for being late and has to do detention...and then go home and be in trouble with the parent as well...Watch how fast they get to class.
     

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