Rules aim to lessen school distractions


Schuyler Young- Mustangs Ahead

NEWS(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS is welcoming new freshman who may be unfamiliar with school rules and policies.

Many of them are running into issues that they didn’t face in their middle school careers.

For Mustangs who have already experienced a year or more, the rules haven’t changed much. School rules include the basics from tardy slips to out of areas punishments.

For newcomers, however, some rules are trickier than others.

Every day students are caught breaking the anti-earbud policy, a rule that prevents the use of earbuds and phones outside of the lunchroom. First offenders may pick up their headphones at the end of the day, but your next offense requires a parent to claim the buds.

According to assistant principle Michael Staker, dress code is the most common offense. Staker shared, “Dress code is often the most difficult because policy tends to vary from school to school.”

Dress code is the same as last year and prevents students from wearing muscle t-shirts, spaghetti straps, spandex and skirts/shorts shorter than fingertip length.

The only real change in the rules this year comes from the fact that students will not receive planners.

Like last year students are instead required to take a clip board color coordinated with their assigned bathroom. Failure to follow this rule will result in an out of area.

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