Y Lee Coyote wrote: That would be fine if they are both nice neat academic classes. How about one being a chem lab which requires a batch of protective gear but prohibits having baggage because it is a safety hazzard while the other one is an art class which requires a shit load of stuff such as sketch books, drawing supplies and paints.
We're getting very hypothetical here, and well outside of what the scenario implies. However, I'll take up the challenge. In my experience, schools provide the safety equipment for science labs. If, however, the school requires the student to bring his own, then I'd think a kid might make a special arrangement to leave his equipment with the teacher.
I took art in high school and the supplies we brought ourselves were pretty portable. A sketch book weighs only ounces, making it easier to carry than a textbook. Paints, charcoal pencils and so on usually have their own cases, which present few challenges for carrying.
YLC wrote:The resolution to the problem is longer class breaks or an assignment of a locker on the same side of the school neither of which the lad can accomplish as those are staff functions. The former is an unlikely school wide change while the latter is reasonable solution. Was his change request refused?
Actually the locker issue is not likely a practical school wide change. Schools often give locker assignments on the basis of staggered lunch periods so that students don't disturb classes when they go to their lockers during lunch. However, a resourceful student who has a particular need for locker access on the opposite end of the school can get around the problem by arranging with a friend to have access to one another's lockers. This worked well for me throughout high school.
YLC wrote:Not to mention the need to heed the call of nature as well.
This shouldn't be a problem every day. On days that it is a problem, the student should go on to class and then ask the teacher to excuse him. Teachers have a legal obligation to provide students access to the toilets and to the nurse.