Nicolet High School located in Glendale, Wis. has installed new technology that give administrators a new and more efficient way of dealing with students who arrive late to class.
According to a local news report, the campus recently implemented a new policy that mandates tardy students show and scans their school ID cards before setting foot into the school building. The automated system creates an electronic record of when the student arrives, while also keeping track of how many “tardies” a given student has for the year. This enables administrators to better enforce new disciplinary rules in place for students who are repeat offenders.
Part of the new policy also addresses students who show up late to school with no school ID. Parents receive a warning for the student’s first offense. A second offense requires the parents be contacted directly and the student to immediately get a new ID for $5. For a third offense, parents are contacted, the student gets an after school detention and a charge of $5 for a new ID.
“Rather than having a back log of kids at the front door, filling out tardy slips, there’s technology out there – they scan their ID cards,” said Superintendent Rick Monroe.
He added, “What we want to have is progressive consequences. A student who is tardy once, we will talk to. But if a student scans his ID and it comes up that the student has been late 12 times in the last 20 days, we have an issue.”
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