Why are subs no longer allowed to give infractions at this school? One of my favorite schools to sub at is the same middle school I attended over 40 years ago. I hated it then, but I like it now. I just learned the other day, however, that subs are no longer allowed to give out infractions, or, maybe we were never allowed to, but I was merely unaware of this. Infractions are signed by the teachers in the students' agendas for behavior violations and must be signed by parents. Too many infractions can result in detentions, Saturday school, or expulsions. I never had to give out many, but the knowledge I could was a tool I could use to encourage good focus. The students know that subs cannot give out infractions, so our hands are now tied a bit. The students are still generally good, but with this restriction, it is likely more behavior issues could arise. What is the rationale for putting this restriction on subs? Is there a belief that students will test subs more often, resulting in a disproportionate number of infractions that the administrators will not want to deal with? Is there a concern that some subs will be hot tempered and give out unearned infractions for trivial matters? Is there the belief that students cannot be expected to know the tolerance level of a sub, hence compromising the validity of the infraction? Any ideas would be welcome.