The layout must be clean avoid unnecessary clutter, fancy fonts or colours. The children, during times of recess or lunch breaks are allowed to eat lunch anywhere within the campus and outside the campus if they deem to do so. My daughter's high school had this policy--for seniors only. It increases the chances of teens getting into accidents. However, a small, semi-rural school system in our county had an open campus policy until a tragedy similar to the one mentioned above occurred a few years ago. They are doing some major school renovations, and the cafeteria will be enlarged to accommodate the number of students who attend the school.
Some might argue that it takes longer to drive off campus and wait in a drive-thru. This may be a stretch in most other schools, but the system works well for my school. Or better yet, even offer off-campus lunch to those with adult status. When teenagers get bored, they tend to cause mischief or find other ways to amuse themselves in the class. It is one of those things that is up in the air and most people have one opinion or another, but not any real strong views. Finally, closing the school during lunch would fuel more conflict, possibly leading to kids sneaking out, or requiring additional staff to enforce the policy. Generally, students make their way to the cafeteria to sit with friends and enjoy their lunch in a supervised manner.
For those who suffer from the cafeteria food blues, packing is probably the best option. Althoug the majority of students can handle their time well, he said, there is a fringe group of about 5 percent who are irresponsible in their behavior and should not be allowed off campus. Of course, the policy was changed - to very little protest, if any. This is certainly true in our schools. What happens if a student does not get back to campus on time and is late for a class or skips a class entirely? It allows students to leave the campus for the period of time that they do not have class.
If you let the students have a change of scenery during midday, they will come back refreshed and ready for the second half of the day. . Autonomy A teenager needs a sense of autonomy so he can make positive choices, learn responsibility, gain independence and develop self-governance. Using a closed campus lunch ensures that no one leaves class by monitoring the parking lots, with an open campus lunch you would be unable to do this. This means that they would be able to leave the school campus to go have lunch at a local restaurant or eating establishment. Closing the campus may become a Band-Aid to try to solve some other serious concerns.
This can be concluded from the fact that the negative impacts will be many and outweigh the positives. Recent data shows that only 6% of school lunch programs meet the nutritional requirements established by the U. I should note that in places that have open lunch, the cafeteria facilities are often inadequate to serve the entire school population. McGill of the North Shore School District. China Dukes is a senior at Gull Lake High School and is a member of the 2008-09 Gazette Young Editorial Staff. Students don't eat lunch either because they don't like it, the cost has gone up, and it's unhealthy. I believe sophomores and higher grade levels should be able to leave for lunch and come back by the next class.
Students will not be allowed in academic areas. In our school system, the policies vary by high school. From being physically assaulted to possibly being hit by a vehicle, letting them out would literally put them at risk. When this happens, they must have some life skills in order to live and function on their own. Allows A Break In Structure Life happens, and sometimes students forget coursework, need to change clothes, or even attend a doctors appointment. Advertisement Prior to 1979, when the high school included Grades 10 through 12, open campus applied to all students. There are other schools that may give the students as long as an hour or slightly more to do lunch in and that is very possible for the open campus lunch program.
Even though, most students will be responsible enough to return to school, it will be difficult for them to deal with the challenges Shawver, 2013. The Pros of Open Campus Lunch 1. Also students learn responsibility and it's helping us be ready for our independent life as adults. 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. Advertisement ''We have a resposibility for the kids during the school day,'' Dr.
That would be near impossible for a student to leave and come back in. Confront the student about their skipping and punish them for it. Unfortunately, the school cafeteria is not the place to go. During an open or off-campus lunch, high school students are allowed to leave the school grounds to purchase and eat lunch. If you eat the same thing over and over, you're not going to look forward to lunch, which you definitely should because it's a little break from school.
Both of these are outrageous times, and would be an unnecessary alteration to a lunch program that is working well. If they got to go out for lunch they would understand how to manage their time a little better. So, it is believed that children left unsupervised during open campus lunch may pose a certain danger to themselves and the community. Also, not all school lunches are the same, and some providers are poorly doing their job with how they cook and prepare their dishes. Keep the text sharp by editing out unnecessary words but at the same time highlighting your strengths.