We all know it’s not good for kids to be late for school, but one school in Utah may be going to a bit of an extreme to stop it from ever happening again.
Stansbury Park High School in Stansbury Park, Utah has instituted a new policy in which students will be fined if they are late for class. Kids will get by with a warning on their first late arrival but after that they’ll have to start paying up, $3 for their second late arrival, and $5 for each one after that.
"What we're really trying to target is those periods between classes where really it's a choice," Cody Reutzel, assistant principal, says. "It's a personal decision of whether you're going to walk from class A to class B and be on time."
As you can imagine, not everyone is happy about the fines, with one parent suggesting it’s "not going to fix the problem that they're facing,” and another saying it’s just a way to “make a money grab out of the thing,” although the funds will actually go back to the students in the form of incentives.
And students won’t necessarily have to pay for their lateness with actual money. They also have the option of cleaning their slate by serving lunch detention, or not being late for a few weeks.