Skip to comments.Toilet-gate has California students flush with anger
Posted on 02/12/2012 10:40:04 PM PST by smokingfrog
CONCORD, Calif. Instead of beating the bell between classes at Mount Diablo High, senior Charles Campos often finds himself waiting frantically for a chance to use a rare unlocked restroom on the sprawling campus.
Relief has been hard to come by since beleaguered Principal Kate McClatchy closed all but one boys and girls' bathroom to the 1,400 students last year. Although McClatchy unlocked a second set of restrooms this week, the dearth of commodes may violate the state's education code. She refused to say why she did it, but district trustee Gary Eberhart said he's been told it's because of graffiti.
So while McClatchy may have solved one problem, she has indisputably caused another. The lockout has made Campos and other students late to class, and those who skip the urinals in favor of making it to class on time are antsy and distracted because they couldn't go. A few have resorted to urinating in stairwells or other places, Campos said.
"And there's no toilet paper," Campos told the school board Monday.
Recognizing the urgent cause, the school's Amnesty International club has launched a new campaign: "Pissing is a Human Right."
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the kids have only themselves to blame.
the little criminals use ‘em to beat up
marks for their lunch money.
I’m sure that the school has free condoms. Why not Depends?
Gotta love “Pissing is a human right”. Who is the Al Sharpton of urination and defecation?
"LET MY PEOPLE GO!"
They can use a plastic bottle.
There are many reasons why a school may close a bathroom. Mostly, most public school bathrooms have been cleaned in years.They smell bad.I dread to use the bathroom in a public or college bathroom. Drug use and other behavior may be going on in these bathrooms.
So the content of the student body has caused the bathrooms to be closed???? Hmmm... California???...Hmmm.
Perfect choice for Principal, right out of LA. She will fit right in in Concord.
Kate McClatchy is honored and excited to serve as the new principal of Mt.
Diablo High School. Ms. McClatchy has served for the past seven years as
principal of Summit High School, Olympic High School and now at Mt. Diablo
High School. Ms. McClatchy has worked in public education for almost 25
years. She began her career in Los Angeles where she taught English as a
Second Language and English. She has traveled extensively in Mexico and is
bilingual in English and Spanish. Ms. McClatchy also served as the founding
principal of two small public schools. She is passionate about student
achievement and success and linking school to career and college. She is
passionate about Career Academies and supporting students within smaller
learning community structures.
Females need the bathrooms for more than just going tinkle.
I think this locking the bathroom solution is terrible.
I would paint the walls in chalkboard paint and keep chalk in the restroom—let the kids graffiti the wall, unacceptable words or images can be erased.
“LET MY PEOPLE GO!”
Well done! I love it!!
This school administrator is “pissing” me off.
Time for a real protest: A school-wide Piss-In.
If we can have an Occupoop Movement, then we can has a Piss Movement”.
“the kids have only themselves to blame.
the little criminals use em to beat up
marks for their lunch money.”
What an asinine comment.
The good kids are not responsible for policing the bad kids.
Since when was it right in this country to punish everyone for the crimes of a few?
Whoever decided to lock up the bathrooms should be tossed out on their ass.
“A few have resorted to urinating in stairwells or other places, Campos said.”
Plants, bushes, fire hydrants, the back of the principal’s car at the parking lot..so many places to choose.
“Whoever decided to lock up the bathrooms should be tossed out on their ass.”
No doubt, they are indemnified from the lawsuits from the disease outbreaks that will certainly follow.
“Plants, bushes, fire hydrants, the back of the principals car at the parking lot..so many places to choose.”
Hope the faculty has locking gas caps!
...but don’t let a bar, restaurant or mall come up a stall short, or the Health Department will red tag and fine the business.
Yes, the graffiti is unsightly, lewd, crude, not very original or artistic; but in the end it doesn’t actually do any damage that the annual coat of paint doesn’t solve.
In fact, that graffiti can serve a useful purpose: decades ago, our coaches made cleaning it a punishment for minor offenses.
OH! Maybe they mean GANG graffiti? Oh, horrors! Can’t have a Pacheco Pachuco using a Clayton Crumbs toilet! Padlock that restroom!
The school needs a new principal.
Locking the restrooms is surely a code violation ;it sure is a violation of common sense.
I suppose California union teachers are too important to monitor student behavior as did my teachers of the 1960s.
Probably about 10% of the kids at that school need to be simply kicked out - for good.
Watch how quickly things improve
“LET MY PEOPLE GO!”
One of your best yet!
Thanks so much for the needed...and expected...big ole HUGE LAFF!
I have to wonder, though...when weighing peeing against graffiti, why do those who have to go to the bathroom have to suffer so because of paint on the wall? Do they really think that paint on the wall makes any difference to the kids who have to go?
JMO, but it’s stupid, and quite expected from liberals.
And charge $100 per child, per month, for public schooling.
Then get a lawnchair, crack a beer, and watch the fireworks.
Technically, the school administrator created an “unsafe” condition and may be fined accordingly.
NFPA 101 and the California Bldg Code express that conditions which cause a violation in the codes shall be deemed unsafe in violation of the codes.
In this situation, the ratio of restrooms per occupancy, if reduced below minimal standards, would violate the CBC and probably the Life & Safety Codes.
The school administrator had the authority to close the school, making it secure from public access, but not to eliminate public access to restrooms while the building is occupied.
Probably violates the pee-nal code too.
They could open a Bud Lite factory, vying with the Clydesdales.
Not to mention their morning constitutional rights....
Something seems off with this requirement, which affords 39 facilities per 900 boys, but only 20 per 900 girls:
“Diane Waters, an architect with the state Department of Education, said schools built before 1994 are required to provide one urinal per 30 boys, one toilet per 100 boys and one toilet per 45 girls.”
This is fricking dumb on so many levels I am not even going to bother trying to list them.
Give someone who has been on welfare a long time a hammer, and it would probably just confuse them
Another Unintended consequence of liberal/marxist/socialistic society.
You get what you vote for
Resist wee much!
Well don’t get all wee wee’d up about it!
NOW we know what Sharpton was blabbering about.
Is this a joke?
Here I sit in musty vapor......
There is a two part epoxy anti graffitti paint.
I applies like regular paint but is so hard once the two parts set up and dry you can just wipe it down with acetone and the graffitti comes right off and leaves the paint looking just dandy.
I had that problem at the Albertsons in West Palm and glades and Military Trail.
Folks use to paint nasty things on the back wasll about the local police all the time so the code enforcement always wanted the nasty stuff covered.
It was a great continuing source of revenue for my company but eventually the store asked for the good stuff.
I would paint the walls in chalkboard paint and keep chalk in the restroomlet the kids graffiti the wall, unacceptable words or images can be erased.
Similar to what a couple of divisions did in their heads (restrooms for you landlubbers) when I was on the USS John F. Kennedy. They covered the stall dividers with brown fire retardant paper, giving the sailors a place to do their graffitti (sailors would do it anyway) and making it easier to clean up for inspection day.
I’m surprised one of the students hasn’t taken a pry bar to the locked doors.
The students ought to just all use the principal’s office door for a urinal.
They can use a plastic bottle.