Most administrators dread the changing of classes, especially the first period of the morning and after lunch.
These are questions that many school administrators ask themselves every day as their problem grows and grows.
If only you could solve all your tardy problems and the associated tasks that go along with them, you could have much more time to devote to other, more rewarding tasks. Even your administrative assistant is burdened with the job and is looking for a better solution and a way out of the hassle.
It’s so bad that this topic is the main item of discussion at many of your administrative meetings. Or, because it’s such a touchy subject, you ignore it altogether, hoping it won’t come up.
Sometimes merely keeping track of each tardy is enough motivation, but unless the method is quick and easy, administrators dread the task and ignore it. And the students know it and take advantage of it.
Sometimes just calling the parent is enough of a motivator to get students to class on time. But, in order to notify the parents, how do you track:
Another question is — who will be spending all that time to make the calls? Again, a consistent, easy way is needed to make this burdensome task go quicker and smoother.
After all the tardy slips are written, you can’t understand how the stack got so large, so you put off dealing with it. But, sooner or later you face the huge task of scheduling and assigning those tardy students for discipline—lunch detention, after school detention, Saturday School, in school suspension, parent meeting, and the list goes on and on.