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It's being credited for slashing tardies and disruptive behavior by more than half.
Between the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years, tardies dropped from 45,008 to 18,289, a 59 percent decrease.
Each student is given three "free" tardies a semester.
They are habitually late, and some end up with more than 20 tardies in a semester--significantly affecting their final grade.
Students are allowed only two tardies and no absences, and are expected to follow a minimal dress code.
At issue is the district's attendance policy, which automatically lowers a student's grade if the pupil has logged five unexcused absences in one term or if a student has tallied a number of tardies, since five tardies is noted as one absence.