Greenfield McClain High School Principal Jason Potts has implemented a new lunch policy for ineligible students. For the school year 2016-17, ineligible students will not be allowed to go downtown for lunch. Instead, they must eat in assigned seats in the cafetorium.
“The thought came to me on a bus ride to a college visit,” Potts explained. He went on to say that to stay eligible, students must be passing a minimum of five classes and have a GPA (grade point average) of 1.51 or above. If a student does not meet these requirements they will be subjected to stay on campus for lunch. If a student leaves, they will be subject to disciplinary action.
“It will be a progressive policy,” Potts said. “The more times a student misses, the worse the punishment will be.”
Each student will be able to earn back their open lunch privileges at each interim report, which is halfway through the nine-week grading period. Potts is hoping this new policy will inspire more people to stay eligible.
Submitted by Lori Tuttle, English language arts teacher, McClain High School.