A-staffers play by a different set of rules
April 29, 2017
“Does the A-Staff have more privileges than the other students at Granite Park Jr. High?” Some think they do and others just feel it’s part of their responsibilities.
The A-staff receives privileges like using their phones in class, getting out in the middle of the class and being in the halls without a vest.
“Yes, I think they do get some privileges, for the most part,” said Granite Park Title I instructional coach and peer leadership teacher Mr. Rhinehart. “And yes, it’s fair, because they have to film for the film class. And sometimes they go out in the hall without a hall pass, but sometimes there may be things where there was no need of these privileges.”
Some of the teachers are trying to help Mr. Pettit with his students. The A-staff has more perks than the average student, but they also have more responsibilities.
Photo by Maryam Jasim
“The A-staff students have privileges, but they have more rules to follow,” said A-staff advisor Mr. Pettit. “They have some privileges like to use the yellow vest, because they need to film outside my class as well. They can use their phones to take pictures or videos, so we can use throughout the year.”
There are some others school groups that get special privileges, like Peer Leadership, the GP Gazette and MESA that allows them to be in halls or carry cell phones without the consequences of the regular students. If all these students handle their privileges maturely, then the extra benefits will continue.