Is the new bathroom policy out of order?


Peter Vo, Review Staff

Feature Photo By: Peter Vo – An ‘out of order’ sign hangs on the door of the bathroom next to the social studies department. Since fourth quarter began, four out of the seven student bathrooms in Rangeview have been shut down due to student behavior. 

Fourth quarter is now underway and Rangeview staff are taking extra precautions towards the students of RHS. Over the past week, only three bathrooms have been open around the school. According to Rangeview staff, they have decided to close off multiple student bathrooms due to constant disrespect towards the bathrooms.

“We made a decision to close some of the bathrooms down because some students haven’t been respecting the bathrooms on a number of different levels,” says dean of students, Mr. Sobolewski.

According to Sobolewski, these closures are made to keep the bathrooms under control and facilitated.

Many students find the closure of the bathrooms to be more of a burden than a benefit.

“I don’t really know, man,” explained sophomore Quintin Gustin, “the other day I was wanting to blow my nose and, since the bathroom right next to the social studies department was closed, I had to go all the way to the other side of the building downstairs just to get paper to blow my nose.”

Students all around the school appear to share the same attitude about the bathrooms.

“I can’t go [to the bathroom], it just sucks,” says junior Anthony Telles.

As for how long the bathrooms will remain out of order, it’s up to the actions of Rangeview students.

“I think once we feel that everything is being respected and taken care of, we can bring it back up,” explains Sobolewski. “But, until students can prove that, it’s gonna be a while.”