Kids need to be on time for school. Everyone understands that, but Stansbury Park High School in 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.
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.
What do you think? Is making the students pay for being late going to help cut down on tardiness?