The PBIS World Book

No Passing Time

Why should I do it:

  • Prevents behavior issues from occurring in the halls and other unsupervised or unstructured settings
  • Prevents conflicts, fights, etc
  • Easy to implement
  • Increases student compliance and motivation to improve

When should I do it:

  • When a student is frequently getting into trouble and receiving office discipline referrals for inappropriate behaviors in the hallways during passing and other unstructured times
  • When a student is having issues with other students and getting into conflicts during passing
  • When a student cannot follow passing time rules and expectations
  • When a student is wandering around and frequently coming to classes late
  • When a student has high numbers of tardies
  • When a student cannot be trusted to navigate the hallways on their own
  • When a student is instigating conflicts in the halls during passing

How do I do it:

  • Keep the student until the normal passing time is over then send them to pass in the empty hallways
  • The student may be accompanied by an adult, like a parapro, if needed
  • The student will have 5 minutes to go to their locker, get their things, use the restroom, and go to their next class
  • If the student takes longer than 5 minutes to get to their next class, they will receive a tardy
  • If the student is having issues before or after school, this strategy may also be utilized, requiring the student to come to school either early or after the starting bell rings, and requiring them to remain in the school office or classroom at the end of the day until all other students have left and the halls are mostly clear
    • Parents will need to be involved in before and after school delays
    • Parents may elect to drop the student off after the bell in the morning and to pick them up 5 minutes after the end of day bell from the office