The current school year has already been very different from last year.  With all new administrators, a failure-due-to-absences policy, e-hallpass, allowing seniors to paint parking spots, there is a different vibe around school.  The new administration is trying not to focus on rules that do not impact learning and rather is focusing on students and their success while trying to help students feel comfortable enough to speak to either teachers or administrators if there is a problem.  

Previously, students were falling behind academically, not feeling acknowledged by administration, which lead to many other issues, including skipping class, many hallways alterations and an overall feeling of students not wanting to be here.