Attempts to solve this problem by limiting availability of these passes, or requiring good behavior from students, simply fail to address the root. Let me ask the obvious question: Why are there bathrooms in our schools at all? Every bathroom in the Hillsboro school system should have all its toilets and sinks removed, and the rooms should be re-purposed as classrooms. Think about the benefits:
- Schools will gain additional classrooms in what is now wasted space, increasing capacity.
- Custodial costs will go down, as janitors have significantly fewer cleaning tasks.
- Students will learn the valuable techniques of self-control.
It's about time we leave the self-indulgent school designs of the 20th century behind, and fully utilize our schools' spaces for their intended purpose, education.
(Non-April-Fools ideas will resume tomorrow...)