Contention with Detention

Castle View takes on new rules for the 2022-2023 school year


Caitlin Miller

Strict rules and many new passes are making this year’s halls silent. The 2022-23 school year has many new rules and regulations that affect certain aspects of last year’s high school experience.

     The start of this school year came as a shock to many with new rules and different restrictions. Students have mixed emotions about the new strictly enforced rules here at Castle View. Some administrators are under the impression that punishing ditching will reduce the amount of students’ absences, despite the fact that this is not always the case. It should be the students’ choice whether or not they are willing to put their grades in jeopardy and fall behind as a result of ditching class.

     “Students assigned to high-suspension schools are more likely to be arrested and incarcerated later, and less likely to attend a four-year college. Male minority students are most likely to be affected,” says the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

     The majority of students, including myself, have jobs after school during the week. Having detention on Wednesdays does not work well for a lot of the students. With a job, it can be stressful and difficult for a student to attend all classes and get the recommended amount of eight hours of sleep. The constraints of homework, work and stresses of everyday life can really have a strain on the student and then in turn, the student’s attendance. 

     “Nearly 30% of high school students are employed in a job for at least a portion of the school year,” states the research published by Walden University. 

     The rise of the detention rules here at Castle View has brought up an uproar of emotions from students, and I’m curious as to how these rules are going to last and how they may change throughout the year.