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.