I've never heard of students just going to classrooms.
What normally happens, is that students are not allowed on the grounds until
someone is supervising. This would normally be an aid of some kind
having yard duty, and watching the kids on the playground until
the bell rings. Then students line up and go to class.
What you propose to do is keep them in a lock down.
That's not going to fly. And you can't give teachers extra
work unless it's in the contract.
I can't believe that you do not have a policy in place right now
for students on campus before the opening bell. I've
never been to a school like that, and have subbed in many
The old days the teachers used to share yard duty, but maybe
that has changed. They may have recess aides, noon-duty aides,
The same procedure would be the one at lunch. Where do students
go when they finish eating? I'll bet it's not back to class.
Right now it sounds as if students can just wander around before
the bell. That happens at middle school and above, but not
at elementary schools.
Your school MUST have had a procedure already in place.
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