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Purple Passes are Beneficial to FHS

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Darely Sandoval
Students debate whether purple passes are needed or not.

Many think purple passes are annoying and useless, but, in reality, they are very much needed. Purple passes keep the teachers informed about where their students are. Many students might not see the importance of filling out a purple pass and signing out before they leave their class, but they were added for a reason.

Purple passes are not exactly new to the school, as they have been put to use for a while Diana Story, Assistant Principal at FHS said, “The purple passes have been in use for approximately three or four years. We really put them into use when I became assistant principal here.” She continued describing their purpose, saying, “It eliminates having kids just roam the hallway, which we were having a problem with.”

The amount of school vandalism and people ditching class has increased during the past years, and it has been on the radar of FHS staff. As a result of trying to find a solution for these issues, they decided to take action and implement the purple passes and sign-out sheets for students. Story said “we brought the purple passes into use because of too many kids roaming in the hallways and not telling us where they were coming from or where they were going, this alleviates that we can just ask to see the purple pass and we will know where they are coming from or going to”

The purple passes can help locate and narrow down their options for people who vandalize the bathrooms and wander around in school. Although many believe it takes too much time to fill out the sign-out sheet and the purple passes, it doesn’t do any harm to anyone and it only takes up about one minute of your time. The purple passes are needed because the people who clean up after the mess that is done to the bathrooms are the janitors, and they don’t deserve to clean up after the mess the students make.

Some think that purple passes and the sign-out sheet are overused. The sign-out sheet is to record the student’s name, destination and time. This is to keep track of how long a student may take and where exactly they are going. These sheets are not thrown away, they are turned in after every quarter and evaluated to see if any suspicious activities are going on. The use of the purple pass is so that students have proof to show teachers when they get stopped in hallways, and it shows that they are out with the teacher’s consent, this prevents wandering around in the halls, as well as ditching class.

It is safe to say that purple passes are very needed to prevent vandalism and the trend of ditching class. We should all want the school to be taken care of and not treated poorly. Purple passes are one of the best things FHS has implemented to do this, and there has been significantly less vandalism and class ditching as a result “and that is heavily credited to the purple pass. Purple passes are a win-win for everybody.

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Darely Sandoval
Hi my name is Darely Sandoval, I am a junior here at FHS. I am a new staff member of the falconer. I love to listen to music, play soccer, and spend time with my family. I am very excited to be a new member in the falconer!!
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