I figure I would start a new thread about this because I need a better bathroom policy. First of all, I am fine with having the kids go to the bathroom when they need but my rule is one at a time. However, in two of my classes, I have about 15 kids out of the room daily. It is too much for me to keep track of when I’m also trying to teach a lesson. Some of the the kids then get mad when I tell them they have to wait. My new policy is no bathroom for the first and last 10 mins of class. My students in one of my classes didn’t like this and complained to another teacher. I have thought of bathroom tickets (giving each kid 4 per quarter). However, my school says we cannot deny a student request to the bathroom but we can ask them to wait. I’ve tried saying “wait 10 minutes and they still remember.” I did have 2 students who asked to go to the bathroom in English and math (we checked the logs) which is obviously work avoidance. It is the same 15 kids every day! I’m not calling parents about this issue because I haven’t found calling home to be helpful with behavior.