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
I only agree that the dress code is ridiculous if a certain piece of clothing is not really that bad. I get it that the spaghetti traps are not allowed, but the wide straps should be just fine.
Now there are some girls that are complaining about the dress codes, are probably the ones who want to wear clothes that are more for mature women. Such as tube top, short skirts that are a little too high on the thighs, and short shorts that when you bend over you can almost see her a**. It's a place to learn, not a bar to go pick up guys for a one night stand. Guys should not have their baggy pants down with their boxers showing. Again it's a place to learn, not a prison to find your next jailbird lover ( That's where that trend actually came from.)
In my high school, you're not allowed to wear jackets even if it was -20 degrees out, the wind chill is like -25 degrees out, and the air conditioners are blasting and the school refuses to turn it off. We are allowed to wear sweaters and vests, but even 3 or 4 layers are not enough. We need AT LEAST 5. Seriously, I swear that schools want the students to get sick and they don't even care.
Dress codes, are absolutely ridiculous. I find self-expression to be very theraputic, and I often do this through my clothing or makeup. I do consider regular creative outlets to be extremely de-stressing, and not having a dress code is the least the schools can do to foster this creativity and expression.
And come on, that three-finger strap rule that my middle school had? Really? It's just a shoulder! - keycha1n
At my school, spaghetti straps, skirts and shorts (that go above your fingertips), and other inappropriate clothing are NOT allowed! No exceptions!
I don't really like to wear skirts as much, because boys might stare at my a** if I were to lean down and pick something up. I don't wear spaghetti straps either, since they're a little too thin. - Stazemar000
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!
This is too much. We are only allowed to use the bathroom once a day. You need to pee at least twice in seven hours.
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 - RandomatorV 5 Comments
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 - kaitlynrad11
Luckily, they don't have this rule in my high school. It would be complete chaos if they banned backpacks... - Turkeyasylum
This is so dumb but luckily my high school lets you have them in class - RandomatorV 1 Comment
And then WE get in trouble for falling asleep in class. - username34
Only too true. This is by far the easiest way to drastically improve the life and well-being of students, yet, no schools make the change and it frustrates me because there's literally no reason not to. - keycha1n
We get in trouble for sleeping in class when we have twenty minutes to get ready? Yeah, makes a lot of sense.
My school starts at 8:00 and it’s not bad once you get used to it - RandomatorV 7 Comments
They let use ear buds while we're doing work. - RebelGamer
Sadly, we're only allowed to do this in either an after school club or on the bus - kaitlynrad11
This is seldom allowed, but occasionally we can. - PackFan2005
At my school you can if you’re doing work - RandomatorV 3 Comments
What if the bus makes a mistake? Why should you take the blame for that
Hate this policy! - SamuiNeko
yep - GatorBoy
I can relate. - PackFan2005
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? - username34
Well my seat is the teacher's place since there are two teacher's tables. The teacher doesn't care, though.
I almost had that happen to me once, but the teacher was nice so she let me off. - Pegasister12
Australia doesn't have this at all, which is good. - DJSchollen
This is a really good rule because I dislike seeing two middle students in the hall locking lips with lips. WHAT THE (CENSORED) THERE TOO YOUNG. The age to start dating is around is around 16 or 18 around and these kids were 13 or 14 and kissing. And no one cared. So I agree
I saw a two students doing that, nobody complained though - Ananya
This is actually a good rule for middle school, because usually, kids in middle school are 13-14 years old. They shouldn't be doing that BS in middle school, because they're too young. - Stazemar000
This is a good thing - RandomatorV 5 Comments
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)
My high school special ed teacher once made a kid pay her $1 to borrow a pencil from her.
Some students struggle with living. Not everyone can afford school supplies
That is just so pointless for just not having a rule/pen/pencil! teachers don’t give a crap nowadays!V 1 Comment
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If anyone would see the bottom of the desks at my school, it’ll make you realize this rule isn’t so bad. - PackFan2005
My cousins only had 2 days of spring break due to the snow
Hate that. - RebelGamer
They do that in Minnesota! Last year (fifth grade) we had an extra day added because of a snow day so we got out on June 8 😒
Nooo its worse - GatorBoy
THIS IS A GOOD RULE!
I don’t like most of them anyway - Randomator
Well, I put cuss words on a lot of my world studies assignments and my teacher is totally cool with that. No seriously, he never told me not to do that.
I break this rule a lot. - Pegasister12
No rule against it at my school, so I’ve heard people say literally whatever they want. - PackFan2005
I said S*** when a really strict teacher was right behind me.
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
They don't let you use them, unless you get permission from the teacher for academic reasons (Example: using a calculator on your phone) - Stazemar000
In my school, they let us use them. Just not during class - RebelGamer
At my school it depends on the teacher but most let you use it if we’re working on class work - RandomatorV 2 Comments
I wear my beanie to school and no one cared ( well, except my LA teacher)
Yeah this is kinda dumb - Randomator
Why the heck does this exist?
"It's rude to wear a hat inside"
Ya, but it's also hella rude to take a student's property and force parents to come and get it, an dits also extremely rude to ban backpacks and force us to carry everything. At least let me wear my flipping hat man
This is the absolute WORST rule!
Why don't I get to look the way that I want?
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. - username34
BUT I'M HUNGRY.
My ELA teacher is cool with us eating in class. This kid next to me was eating some chips.
Why does school need to ruin peoples social life?
I'm forever single anyway. - Pegasister12
No one follows this rule
Not like I’d ever get one anyway - RandomatorV 1 Comment
Well they are irrelevant at this point anyway. Nobody really thinks they are cool anymore - Randomator
When these things were popular, I had a teacher who smashed them with a hammer whenever he saw a student with one. - PackFan2005
They legit banned fidget spinner in are school. Rest In Peace Fidget Spinner. :(
What is one plus one? Explain your thinking.
At my school, even if you get the problem right, it will be considered wrong if you don't show your work. - EpicJake
At my school, you automatically get a zero if you don't show all your work. - Kaboom
It makes sense for math problems but I hate those “Explain Your Thinking” problems. Especially on an easy problem like 2 x 2. - RandomatorV 3 Comments
I remember that in foreign languages class in middle school/high school they won't let you speak English at all...
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
All boys have to wear belts and facial hair is not permitted
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
What kind of a school would have this rule? - PackFan2005
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2. Punished for not having a ruler/pen/pencil
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2. Semester/quarter bathroom limits
3. No backpack during school