I am having a terrible time with students in my Feral class coming late to class. Our school doesn't have a specific tardy policy in place other than "late to your class=your problem, you deal with it". So it's up to each teacher to issue detentions or other consequences. I haven't ever had such a problem. One kid- the one who is kind of a sociopath, comes late every damn day- and to top it off, we've got lunch in the middle of the class period and he comes back late from lunch as well. I've issued detentions, which he has not served. I've called home and been ASSURED by his mom that he would serve his detentions on Monday. He acts like I'm moving the clock hands on purpose just so he's late. Never mind the 2 bells that go off- the one-minute warning bell and the actual "you need to have your ass to class" bell. Then the kid wants to negotiate and serve before school. Eff that, I don't have to be there until 7:30, I usually get there at about 7:15. Like I want to start my day with him.
So I ask you: what to do with the Frequent Fliers? Do I keep issuing detentions? I'm beginning to feel like that idiot principal in The Breakfast Club who keeps giving Judd Nelson's character more and more Saturdays in detention.