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Schools cracking down on tardiness
New policy goes into effect this year
Director of Schools Bobby Cox.
Better late than never might not apply to arriving at school for the upcoming year.The Warren County School System has adopted a new policy to address students who are habitually tardy or who sign out early on a regular basis. “We hope this new guideline will reduce the number of students arriving late to school or leaving early and will maximize instructional time,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “It’s not widespread, but we do have some students who are habitually late and tend to leave early so these are standardized guidelines that will be applied to all our schools and be fair across the board.”The school day starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. There is one policy for high school students, and another that applies to elementary and middle school students.At high school, students are allowed two unexcused tardies, sign-outs, or absences per semester before disciplinary action begins.