Top Ten Worst School Policiesusername34 This is a list of the most annoying or pointless school policies. This is not meant to be completely universal, just policies that exist in some school districts.
The Top Ten
At my school, we get dress-coded for showing bra straps or shoulders. What is so distracting about that? It's even worse when you miss class just cause you got dress-coded. I mean, are you saying our clothing choices are more important than our education? That it's our fault if other people (mostly boys) are "distracted" by our outfits? At my school, the dress code is very sexist, mostly targeting girls. I understand things like no gang symbols or crop-tops but no shoulders? Seriously? They had a dress-code video that used students as examples and in the video, they specifically targeted and called out girl students for breaking the dress code. Only one boy was featured in the video, while about six girls were shown.
You know what have a behavioral assistant work with them/other kids
Hats are not criminal!
Girls have dress codes, tooV 19 Comments
I have a teacher who gives 50 extra credit points at the end of the semester but every time you use the bathroom you lose 5 points - Randomator
In my high school, the staff would LOCK UP all the bathrooms in the school. It started after they found kids were smoking in them. They would only leave 1 or 2 open. The nurse has a bathroom, but it was for emergencies only.
If you're a female and you're on your period you MUST get unlimited bathroom breaks. Either let us change in the restroom or else you'll have to deal with bloody chairs daily for a week each month!
My school doesn't have this but it probably really sucksV 6 Comments
This is easily the most pointless policy any school has. Even companies should stop attempting sleep deprivation.
This can cause sleep deprivation and now the start time is a global problem
My school has it pretty good. We don’t start until 8:40. - 3DG20
And then WE get in trouble for falling asleep in class. - username34V 10 Comments
Thank god they don't have that rule in my middle and high schools - Stazemar000
This is so dumb but luckily my high school lets you have them in class - Randomator
When I was in high school, I had a homeroom teacher who forced the entire class to cram our HUGE backpacks into our TINY lockers. My locker had gotten jammed/stuck several times because of this.
In middle school, the only time we can have a backpack is entering the school and leaving the school. Otherwise, they stay in your locker - kaitlynrad11V 2 Comments
My teachers always allow us to listen to music except when we have to listen.
This is seldom allowed, but occasionally we can. - PackFan2005
Unless you went to a special needs school and the teacher plays it lolololololol.
At my school you can if you’re doing work - RandomatorV 5 Comments
I don't have that at my school yipee
Once my bus was late to my high school and I went to the office to get a late pass and they marked me as an unexcused lateness and gave me a detention. They later crossed off the detention and changed it into an excused absence.
Glad my school doesn't do this.
Yea...facts!V 4 Comments
To the school with these rules: you're brains are on airplane mode!
Lol this is stupid. its your fault if your not in our seat and "socializing with my friends" yeah technically you only supposed to do that during lunch and passing periods
This one is SO easy to fix, sit down in your seat and you won't get that unexcused tardy.
How about the ones who have a life outside of school and want to socialize with our friends? - username34V 4 Comments
It's a perfect rule because
This is my 3rd most hated rule in school and my 5th most hated rule in the entire world
I agree if kids want to kiss at a young age let them learn their own mistakes don't hand everything to kids. - kaylanah
This is understandable in elementary school and middle school. - 3DG20
This is a good thing - RandomatorV 8 Comments
Gum is proven to help kids focus. - 4Noobs
I agree with PackFan2005. Students would either drop or stick gum under desks and chairs which is disgusting and can potentially attract bugs. And all of the chewing and popping would get annoying, especially to people with misophonia like me. - Gabriola
Gum Help Kids to Focus
If anyone would see the bottom of the desks at my school, it’ll make you realize this rule isn’t so bad. - PackFan2005
With caning and closet time thanks Mrs Holt
My high school special ed teacher once made a kid pay her $1 to borrow a pencil from her.
Keeping up with this stuff is the hardest thing to do and its very common for someone to steal a pen or a pencil if they see it laying down and then they rush us out of class when the bell rings without time to put them up or you'll be late to your next class so you carry it through the busy halls where it falls or someone steals them (my experience as a 7th grader)
Some students struggle with living. Not everyone can afford school suppliesV 3 Comments
We have school until may 24th do to snow
My cousins only had 2 days of spring break due to the snow
Hate that. - RebelGamer
StupidV 1 Comment
Nooo its worse - GatorBoy
I don’t like most of them anyway - Randomator
THIS IS A GOOD RULE!
I only understand this rule if it’s to prevent spilling it on your work. I’m not a fan of soft drinks myself, but I don’t see anything wrong with having them unless you drink a lot. - 3DG20
Lol in a school play my line has a swear I'm so excited because I am not allowed to swear - XxembermasterxX
I kept saying "God damn it" so much in high school computer teacher asked me to sit outside.
I got in trouble for putting a word that is NOT a cuss word in my homework.
(that word was idiot)
According to a study, people who swear have a higher IQ than those who do not. - 4NoobsV 5 Comments
I do happen to agree with this one. It is a bit disrespectful to be on your cell phone while a teacher is trying to talk. So, I can understand why this is a rule.
You are allowed to use it for a calculator, though in a math class. - Stazemar000
Oh, but I can replace my calculator, ruler, and protractor with a phone. But if they went paperless they could save thousands of dollars by requiring kids to use phones. Really, simple logic. - Kaboom
At my school it depends on the teacher but most let you use it if we’re working on class work - Randomator
In my school, they let us use them. Just not during class - RebelGamerV 3 Comments
I HATE this rule, the teachers do NOT pay my phone bill they do NOT have the right to possess private property without the parent/child consent. MY phone does not have a case on it all the time but if they drop I'm suing. PERIOD! - kaylanah
They think you are a criminal if you are wearing hats. THIS RULE IS BULLCRAP! IT'S SO STUPID!
At my school we are allowed to wear hats. - Ilovestephanie
Yeah this is kinda dumb - Randomator
I wear my beanie to school and no one cared ( well, except my LA teacher)V 2 Comments
Super, duper dumb. I have long hair!
This is the absolute WORST rule!
Why don't I get to look the way that I want?
Last I checked, you’re here to teach us, not to judge us based on how we look, so do your job and do it properly. - 3DG20
This is understandable in elementary and middle school. Not in high school. - 3DG20
I'm forever single anyway. - Pegasister12
Why does school need to ruin peoples social life?
No one follows this ruleV 2 Comments
What if we haven’t eaten all day? - 3DG20
When I was a kid, I had this rule - JolteonIsAwesome
I plan on bringing some Poptarts to school soon, so I can eat them in the period where I have a nice teacher that lets us eat in there. - Pegasister12
Lel yeah. We have this rule. - username34V 1 Comment
THIS IS FLAT OUT RETARDED! MY BRAIN WORKS JUST FINE WITHOUT MY TEACHER SEEING MY WORK SO thanks BUT NO thanks! - kaylanah
Sometimes I have a hard time explaining how I got the answers. I just did, okay? - 3DG20
Its like when you catch a fish,you have to throw it back because "you didn't show your god damn work"
I mean why can't they just apprieciate it
What is one plus one? Explain your thinking.V 6 Comments
Fidget spinners? What year is this again? - 3DG20
When these things were popular, I had a teacher who smashed them with a hammer whenever he saw a student with one. - PackFan2005
Well they are irrelevant at this point anyway. Nobody really thinks they are cool anymore - Randomator
Good rule.V 1 Comment
U a gay
Want to pass on a simple hall and you have no PASS? GO TO YOUR DAMN CLASSROOM!
Honestly they’re pointless. I’ve never needed to show a hall pass to anyone. And do you really need a pass to go across the hall? - Randomator
I have to deal with this on a daily basis at my school.
Wait, now we can't stand up in school?
How would we even get from one class to another? - Stazemar000
Wait! During lunch? Are you serious? - 3DG20
I Despise this rule.
Makes sense - XxembermasterxX
It's not racist lol, It's the most universally spoken language in the entire world. Also one of the easiest languages to learn. - 4Noobs
I remember that in foreign languages class in middle school/high school they won't let you speak English at all...
My high school would turn the air conditioning on even if it was 20 degrees F outside. Students were allowed to wear vests and sweaters, but they don't always provide enough warmth. So many kids were sick with a cold/fever because of this, including myself.
People could die from this. I've never seen a school with this policy though. - 4Noobs
What kind of a school would have this rule? - PackFan2005
I can understand it not being allowed in elementary school and only being allowed for special occasions in middle school, but it should be allowed in high school. - 3DG20
Every girl or boy should be able to express thereselves
That not fair
People send their kids to school sick because their kids don't want Saturday School
In high school, I stand in line for 1/2 hour and only have like 5-10 minutes left to eat. Also no food outside the cafeteria. This is why I eat so fast (and eat snacks after school)
Not like my school ever gets snow anyway - Randomator
Teacher doesn't assign test/work, then gives you a zero for it, then your overall grade dramatically drops. Need I say more?
15 Seconds, Detention for you! When will you learn...
In those cases if the students already got a lunch, the school makes them THROW IT AWAY.
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