Talk:Hall monitor

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"The position of hall monitor can also be used in pop culture to show how school children who receive the title can be affected by power. In the Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold, Phoebe (the nice, quiet, brainy girl) succeeds Helga as hall monitor and later becomes a power-hungry tyrant." Ironic coming from Wikipedia whose admin culture is King of Hall Monitordom. (talk) 22:39, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Being from the UK, I don't really understand this. How does a hall monitor check everyone has a hall pass during class time? Does a hall monitor not have classes? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:01, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Being from the US, my schools never had hall monitors, but hall passes... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:01, 12 August 2009 (UTC) Spongebob was a hall monitor! -- (talk) 17:55, 23 May 2010 (UTC)


If hall monitors are to monitor the halls between classes and check for passes, why aren't they in class? Surely you're not excused from class your whole time as monitor.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:39, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

If they are students, hall monitors generally are allowed to leave their classes a minute or two early, and enter them a minute or two late, in order to supervise the change of classes. In my experience, it's usually adult hall monitors who check for hall passes during class-time. (At my intermediate and high schools, in the 1970s, they were officially "assistant principals", but we students called them "security guards". Nowadays they're often uniformed police officers.) J. D. Crutchfield | Talk 22:11, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Article was grossly incompleteEdit

This article contained no mention of the fact that most American schools have adult paraprofessional staff members who do these duties. Having worked in over 8 American public and private schools, I have never seen a school in any state (NY, MA and FL, at least) in which students acted as hall monitors. In point of fact, I have only seen student hall monitors in other countries. I added a sentence to clarify this important missing information. I find the article, overall, to be tenuous in nature. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexandermoir (talkcontribs) 13:49, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Hall passEdit

This article doesn't actually explain what a hall pass is and how it works, assuming – it seems – that everyone is familiar with them. This is not the case. It would be helpful if it could be added to the article, given that hall pass redirects to hall monitor. /Julle (talk) 21:38, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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