> It's the policy in our school that students returning from > suspension do not get makeup work, except at the teacher's > discretion. We also instituted a much stricter attendance policy > last year that has worked: a student who gets six absences, > whether excused or unexcused, in a grading period are removed > from the class and placed in study hall, which, as our V.P. tells > them, is essentially a babysitting facility. This year our > attendance is averaging in the low 90s; last week it was 98%, > which is probably a record. It takes a very strong > administration and a school board with backbone to make a > difference like this. > > Maggie
And after they're placed in the study hall what happens? Who's the
lucky one who gets to baby sit? What happens if they miss 6 study
halls? I don't mean to sound sarcastic, I just don't see how this
remedies the problem.