Administration considers possibility of assigning lockers based on request

Pranav Jothirajah

For the upcoming school year, the school administration is discussing plans for how to manage the lockers and utilize them to their full potential. With an expected increase in the amount of students that will be attending CHS next year, and not enough lockers for every student, the problem is that some students who don’t use their locker will get one, and students that use it might not get one. According to Assistant Principal Joseph Schaller, the solution to this problem is instead of giving every student a locker, only the ones who want one will receive one.

“Currently we are in talks of having every student decide whether or not they want a locker or not. This is important because with the next school year right around the corner, Carmel can expect to see an increase in the amount of students. This will most likely mean that there will be too many students and just not enough lockers for everyone, so we are trying to balance this issue,” Schaller said.

This new method will also help get rid of other problems that might arise from the increase in students.

“If we didn’t do this, (administration) would have to purchase new lockers and find a place to put them. It would just be easier for us to just ask who wants one, since a lot of students don’t actually use their locker,” he said.

Junior Jacob Hill is one of those students who does not use their locker and also believes that not every student needs one.

“I definitely think it’s a good idea to do this. Personally, I don’t use my locker, and most of my friends don’t either. To be honest, a lot of it is going to waste because no one is really using them,” Hill said.

Sophomore Drew Fulkerson who does use his locker agrees with Hill, and also thinks that administration should get rid of lockers that aren’t being used.

“I don’t think I know anyone else that actually uses their locker other than me so it’s a good idea to ask students at orientation whether or not they want a locker. Honestly, I think a lot of money could be saved if they just got rid of the leftover lockers. I don’t really know how that would work but Carmel will find a way,” Fulkerson said.