Tardy sweep rules modified

Instead of being swept out the front gate, students roaming campus without a pass are now being swept to class.

This is a change from a tardy policy that started in October.

On random days, staff members go from one end of the school to the other. They take the names of every student they see without a pass and send them to class.

Once a student is sent back, staff members call the student’s parents to report the truancy.

Anyone who does not give a name is sent off campus and not allowed back until they bring their parents into school.

Vice Principal Sarah Mazzotta of Media Academy said the change was made because the school wanted students to be in class instead of waiting at the gate.