Here at East High School, some students have gotten used to skipping their classes. And it has become a huge problem, not just for the students but also for the teachers and staff members around the schools. Many students come to school so they’re marked present for the day, but rarely attend certain classes, so there are whole subjects they’re missing out on.
There are many reasons why kids skip class. East High secretary Ms. Turner sees a lot of kids in the office. She said “some kids skip class just to go hang out with their friends. Others go to class just to be put in the attendance at present and then leave.” She goes on to say, “Some kids have trouble learning and get frustrated so they end up walking away. Others don't like the way the teacher teaches.”
There are many places where kids go when they’re skipping, such as the hallways, auditorium, the halls near the Student Support Center or the stair well. Even if a student doesn’t like a particular class or a certain teacher, they’re hurting themselves by not going and learning what they need to graduate.
SSO’s have been doing hall sweeps every period in an effort to try to make sure each and every student is in class on time. Students are even getting ISS for repeated skipping. Hall sweeps have been successful lately so hopefully kids starts to notice that their education matters and they should take it more seriously