MBCI reinstates no backpack and jacket in class policy

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2022 10:49

A petition has popped up on Change.org calling out Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) for creating a strict rule about students not being allowed to have backpacks and jackets in class and that those items must be kept in students’ lockers.
Within the petition that was sent to MBCI Principal Trevor Lane, a student had made comments about the unfairness of not allowing students to have their backpacks or jackets with them in class. Issues of carrying all the books needed was brought up and the inconvenience of having a locker located on the other side of the school from the classroom a student may be in, was another. The petition goes so far to say that if things are not changed, there will be a peaceful protest.
What seems to be forgotten in all of this is the actual reasoning behind it and the fact that this is not a new rule.
“There has been a lot of misunderstanding and inaccuracy surrounding the policy that MBCI has around not allowing backpacks or jackets in class,” said MBCI Principal Trevor Lane. “I will accept responsibility for not incorporating this policy back in to action when school started in September. This would have been brought up back then during the orientation meetings with students. I also should have gone around to each classroom and explained why this had to go back to the way it was before.

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