At Ocean View High the kids have "guardians"
instead of subsitute teachers.
When their regular class teacher does
not show up, the students are supposed to go find a
fellow classmate who has been dubbed their guardian
and sit in their guardian's class (assuming the guardian's
teacher is there that day). If their guardian isn't
there - they are supposed to go find their back-up guardian.
I guess the idea is to have kids in A
class (ANY class will do) - so that there is some level
of supervision (although obviously not learning).
Teacher truancy is a huge problem
in South Africa. At the beginning of the first
class of the day the loud speaker lists the names of
the teachers that didn't show up that day.
Go find your guardian.