Although many school districts are improving their offerings, most are still loaded with foods that are high in fats and sugars. Handling this responsibility is an important part of out high school experience, and isn't accomplished by locking us inside the cafeteria. If people wish to do harm to their bodies by using such a destructive substance, they should be forced to do so in an area far from others who do not wish to inhale these chemical toxins. Give us a chance, please? In high school, my school allowed open campus lunch. Recent data shows that only 6% of school lunch programs meet the nutritional requirements established by the U. At my daughter's school, there is open lunch for everyone except first-semester freshmen. If they got to go out for lunch they would understand how to manage their time a little better.
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Said Jerome Oberman, the Superintendent of Schools: ''There were too many kids getting into cars to go into town, and we didn't want so many students driving. Sure, it's great being able to escape school for a while, but soon enough that may easily become the rest of the day. This is a great article that shares the personal story of one woman's journey and inspiration to find success. A closed campus is safer for students. Visitors are required by Board policy to check in at the school office and secure permission to be on campus. They also would need to be back in time for oncoming classes. What schedule would be best for American schools? Furthermore, the students are forced to buy food at exorbitant rates from the restaurants.
If you implement the policy, create a well-defined set of rules for student behavior during lunchtime and consequences for breaking any of the lunch policies. Each lunch period is around 25 minutes long and the students must wait in long lines to get their food and when they sit down to eat they must eat quickly which can result in stomach aches. S econdly, open lunch periods would monetarily hurt the students. This, along with other reasons, is why I think we should keep our campus closed for the lunch hour. Students with cars can use them. My high school had an open campus I graduated in 1973. In part, poor information or misinformation seems to have contributed to the lack of resolution, said Dr.
We recently had a tragedy at one of our local high schools that has an open campus for lunch kids can leave campus for lunch, and one day per week it is a one hour lunch. We want freedom, so we will work for it. It's legitimate for a parent to be concerned that his child will be in a car accident during lunch time. Four students were racing to get back to school on time after lunch and hit a tree. I am actually not sure if kids are allowed to drive anywhere -- every kid I know walks. Forcing us to remain inside for lunch will undoubtedly lead to more kids roaming the halls after lunch. This is possible, however, high school students, though some do not, should have the responsibility to use the time effectively and return at the appropriate time.
For students who wake up too late to eat breakfast, it is an opportunity to give their bodies the fuel they need to finish the day. Should students have open campus lunch periods. This is certainly true in our schools. Also students learn responsibility and it's helping us be ready for our independent life as adults. There are some schools that have a lunch period that is as short as minutes, which is considered half of a class period. The power of the students lie not in their capacity to remain as school-cattle but in their freedom to choose what they truly want to be.
Students in schools that have open-campus policies and also are close to fast food restaurants are more likely to be obese than kids who go to schools that are far away from such restaurants. With off campus lunch the school won't be able to carry out certain policies which can call for legal lawsuits against the school if a parent believes that their child is not being protected by school rules and staff during a lunch period. Autonomy A teenager needs a sense of autonomy so he can make positive choices, learn responsibility, gain independence and develop self-governance. It can result in better behavior all around, and especially at lunch time. Allows A Break In Structure Life happens, and sometimes students forget coursework, need to change clothes, or even attend a doctors appointment. Punishment could mean cleaning the tables after everyone at lunch, after school detention, or taking away off campus privileges.
For ninth-graders, it is open for lunch only during the first half of the year; during the second semester, it is open for all free periods, but only if there is parental consent and if the student has no academic or discipline problems. This can cause them to spend their time worrying about their kids instead of focusing on their work. Delos Angeles is a senior at Kalamazoo Central High School and is a member of the 2008-09 Gazette Young Editorial Staff. My cousin who attended school in the Philippines said it's hard for kids to leave school during the day because of the strict security and tough teachers. But students in the Philippines have a tougher schedule. Can I have one double-cheeseburger, minus pickles, a large pop and a medium fry? But also because school lunches are really unheathy, and don't taste very good sometimes. It is a horrible tragedy for all of us and a great loss.
Now, I know that we teenagers aren't always the sharpest crayons in the box, but, come on, there aren't that many choices on the McDonald's value meal menu. But, the issue of security aside, it's also the more logical option. As individual responsibility is often seen to lack in students, an open campus lunch can provide them with just that. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. This is a common understanding because teachers are given a prep period and a lunch break because they need a break too. Schools often have closed campus lunch because an open campus lunch runs the risk of after lunch truancies, but there are many benefits to open campus lunch they may not realize.
Stay in school for lunch so no drugs will be used. Having an open-campus lunch offers several advantages, including more food choices for the students as well as time to blow off steam that has developed during the school day. Also, not all school lunches are the same, and some providers are poorly doing their job with how they cook and prepare their dishes. Freund said, and did not feel as if they had lost a privilege because they had never experienced open campus. Not only are their numerous benefits to our off-campus lunch, but there are equally as many disadvantages that will rise out of the students being kept inside. Well, they have to communicate with other people when they go to the bank and then to the dining establishment, which is really helpful to their learning even if it is just quick. Chance for Children to Do Bad Things On your end, what do you think would happen if children were let out, unsupervised and given the freedom to do whatever they want? I believe that if there were a big enough petition then a school may actually consider allowing students to leave, but until then I personally do not see it happening.