Taking another look at school climate


This morning, I was disheartened to read about two high school runners being disqualified for helping another girl who had fallen, cross the finish line.  According t0 the article, the students violated a high school league rule prohibiting the helping of another student.

I understand that rules are typically put into place for very good reasons, but we may want to take a second look at what this one teaches our youth.  If we want to improve our school climate, we need to look critically at the way things are, and the way they have been.  We need to focus our efforts on changing some of the rules according to what matters most…treating people kindly, helping others, and doing good deeds.