In my current school, tagging isn't an issue, but the bathroom is a disaster. Besides people peeing all over the toilets and floors (and usually not flushing what actually gets inside the bowl), every few days all of the toilet paper and paper towel rolls are shoved into every urine-filled toilet. A door was broken off its hinges as well. This was actually a new bathroom after the old ones were closed due to students causing flooding in one and taping the garbage can to the ceiling in the other (among other incidents).
My question is simple: how can we get our male students to respect the bathroom? There's virtually no vandalism outside of it, and even if you put the destruction to the side for a moment, it's still disgusting and messy all the time.
- If you've had this particular problem at your school, what has been successful in addressing it?
- Have you had similar issues elsewhere at school? What has been done that has worked?
- How do we build a sense of ownership and responsibility for our school in this case, and in general?