Tardiness. Best Practices.
* Teaching time management skills. Weave the theme of lateness into instruction.
* School culture. Make school a place students want to be in.
* Classes and meetings should start and end on time. NO double standards
* Consistency counts. School tardiness should be reported in exactly the same way by teachers for every student.
* Effectively communicate expectations to students. Policies should be clearly written and discussed.
* Reward students for school punctuality and attendance. Consider recognition every quarter ...view middle of the document...
The postcard included the date and time of the tardiness, the reason for the tardiness, a corrective action the student could take to arrive to class on time in the future and the student’s signature.
* Students who continued to be tardy faced progressively stricter consequences under the intervention: The student who was tardy 4-6 times received lunch detention. The student tardy 7-9 times received tasks such as cleaning desks, student tardy 10-12 times had to attend school from 3-5:30 p.m. on Fridays
* “Wake up call” program
* Intervention. Provide trained monitors to small groups of students. The monitors closely follow tardiness, absenteeism, behavioral referrals, and academic performance and meet with individual students each week, staying in touch with students’ family members about progress. The personalized attention often involves arranging for transportation and community services.
* Student Empowerment. Students of the school would create the tardy policy, and their ownership in the policy would cause them to abide by it more closely, thus reducing student tardiness school-wide. Student tardiness was greatly reduced by allowing students to contribute to the development and implementation of school-wide discipline policies.