This 2011-12 school year has braught many new changes to how Hoover is run. All studnets are required to wear student I.D. laniards, late pass scanners, and all doors are locked to student access except for four.
The knew locked door rule has caused lots of controversy within the student body. When asked what his feelings were on the topic senior Camron Woods said that it was like being in prison. A big reason for the push in safety rules was the shootings at Columbine.
“Safety is more important than how students feel about our policies.” said principle Doug Wheeler, ” Student’s opinions and those of there supervisors are always going to split.”
The only doors that students are allowed to use are four doors in the front that are farthest from the student parking lot. While the teachers and other faculty can enter any door they want using there badges.
Most students see this rule as a lack of trust. “Obviously not, everything locked in this b****!” said Woods when he was asked if he thought that the heads of our school trusted us students.
But this rule is not only enforced at Hoover. All DMPS schools can only have one centralized entrance into their schools.
Even though the students aren’t very happy there are no complaints from the parents. “The Parent Advisory Council has given me permission to do anything that is manditory to student safety.” said Wheeler.
Now the question is what is going to happen to the doors now that they aren’t being used? “This is a permanent rule,” said Wheeler. “and since some of the old doors don’t lock and aren’t being used within the next two years there will be renovations to the where the doors are currently at.”
Even though the students aren’t at all happy with the new additions to Hoover’s policies there isn’t much that can be done. “They shouldn’t be spending money on all these useless thing and focus more on are educations.” said Woods.