Teachers and their tardiesWednesday, April 11, 2012 By Destiny Manning
As a student for 12 years, punctuality was always enforced. But throughout high school, I noticed that teachers were not punished for being tardy. Beginning in the ninth grade, students are being treated as adults. So if we receive consequences for being tardy, teachers should, too. Students are mandated to be punctual to class to teach them the importance of being on-time to a job. Yet teachers’ job is to teach. They do not clock in, so they are not punished for being late, because their boss does not know when they arrive. Just as breakfast is required to be served before school begins, teachers should be present before school begins, too. Those who aim to be at school earlier along with the bus-riders may need to meet with a teacher. If the teachers are not here, how can they be of any assistance? Due to the time change this year, the school day begins 15 minutes earlier, at 8:20 a.m. Teachers do not have to arrive until 8:15 a.m. So they are supposedly clear as long as they are right on-time. They should be mandated to arrive at school earlier than 8:15 a.m., so as to not risk being late just the students are made to, as we can be suspended for consistent lateness.