I'm curious what percentage of your population is late every day and how you deal with it. My school currently has at least 100 students come in late every day. Some days as high as 180. That's 10-20% of our student population every single day. These are students that range between five minutes late and half and hour late. How do you deal with this? Is that normal? Do I just have a different perspective now that I have parking lot duty and can see it happening? I know in a secondary school, the usual strategy is that three tardies makes an absence, but my principal says that this is illegal. Maybe she means at the elementary level? Either way, we need a way to get the students here on time. With so many late so often, it's become just another thing that we say, but can't enforce.