Fold the ‘hold it’ policy

Tue, 02/05/2008 - 6:00pm
By: The Citizen

It’s time for educators to fold their ‘hold it’ policy.

Last week, it was revealed that Fayette County High School has adopted a new bathroom policy for its 1,300 students.

Because of a single gang-related fight in a school bathroom, the school’s administration has adopted a lock-down policy on the school’s bathrooms during class periods.

If students need to go to the restroom, they have to head to the front office and wait to use a single visitors’ restroom.

To isolate one bathroom for more than 1,300 students seems like something out of a Vincent Price horror movie, but the administration maintains it’s meant to protect the students.

While school security should remain a priority, there’s a far better method than this draconian policy.

In the old days, hall monitors roamed the halls and bathrooms to maintain discipline and security.

Perhaps the administrators should take a page from the past and implement such a system, and in the words of Moses, “Let my people go.”

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