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The Californian

Cal should remain a closed campus

Cal High has been a closed campus for many years.

Students are expected to stay on campus during all instructional hours. They’re also not to order food deliveries. This can be frustrating, but there are many reasons why Cal should stay a closed campus.

But a compromise with students should be made.

Cal’s rules limit students’ freedom, preventing them from leaving campus, going into the parking lot to retrieve items form their cars, or getting food delivered to campus. Students who break the rules face disciplinary consequences, such as cuts for being off campus.

But the rules are there for a reason.

Safety is the bottom line. With students off campus and non-students coming on campus, it’s impossible for the school to supervise everyone. Whether it’s students driving around town, walking off campus or going to their cars, there is nothing stopping students from bad choices.

In the end, the school is responsible for students’ actions during school hours.

A prime example is during the 2022-23 school year when students from Dublin High came on campus and attacked at student. After the incident, Cal became more diligent making sure gates and doors are locked.

Cal should stay a closed campus, but students should have more freedom, especially when it comes to getting food delivered.

It’s unlikely that administrators intend to make Cal an open campus.

But a good compromise would be allowing students to get food delivered to campus. If administrators allowed delivery services to drop off food at a table and not enter the school, they would still preserve school safety. This way students can get food from outside restaurants without the threat of people coming onto campus.

Cal should stay a closed campus, but open up the opportunity for delivering food, giving students the choices they want and the safety they deserve.

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