Bell: Everything was done online; students did drop-add
and declarations of intent to return.
Administrators can access all classes, and districts can update the database as students go through drop-add
or change schools within the district.
Brett Thompson, Monroe's director of network systems & applications development, explains that the Exchangebased system automatically creates student e-mail distribution lists for the school's more than 5,000 sections, with drop-add
and other changes made automatically each evening.
If there are long lines at the campus bookstore, a crowd at the drop-add
office and cars prowling the parking lot, looking for an empty space, it must be the first day of school.
My heart sank the first two times around, as I entered a classroom crammed to its capacity of 40 and more, with waiting lists making havoc of any order until drop-add
I had forgotten that the drop-add
ritual is common with students.