So...found my old handbook from mine, this was given out to students as a form of contract. In it there's such gems as...you shall not....
Play video or audiogames (seriously....)
Be served in the local bar (this was routinely ignored. The bar would get told....and not turn down the money. I mean, c'mon)
The one that got me was this gem:
PHones must be on full silent if switched on.
Yeah, you read that right. No vibrate. No speech. Nothing. In a school for blind people?
You may not alter the speech rate, or pitch, or volume, or plug in any headphones on your laptopps.
Note: This also applied to personal ones. Took mine in, they wanted to take my headphones. I said no. They took them and kept them for a day.
You may not cook without a staff member present or prepare food.
Sounds fair enough, right? Wrong! That extended to, Depending on who was working that day in question......getting a slice of bread from a tray or something from a fruit bowl. Or even opening a bottle of water to get a drink. Or turning on the faucet in the most extreme examples. It took a diabetic girl nearly going into a coma to make them realize how stupid that rule was.
On the subject of curfews......it was 10:00 for my school and the staf'd come around, knock on the door. You were suposed to say you were in your room. There's a huge, huge, obvious flaw. I once got my whole dorm floor pretty much locked down because I was taking a shit when curfew happened and nobody found me for a good 5-10 minutes, then I walked back, explained I was on the toilet...and got told to go earlier next time. What?
My school was weird as hel 12-13 years ago. Though it was going through a lot of crap too.
However to balance it out there were a few good staff members, my old IT guy was awesome, we had a debate that ran on the whole hour about a clinical trial that went wrong (the Elephant Man trial....we both made the same point a day before the news and such picked up on it), and my tutor was awesome for my year....free breakfast in a morning, anyone? Be sat there with toast and coffee, nibbling away and talking with the others. We all got free food. Becuse it was my tutor's job to manalge ILS courses, so naturally.....food happened. That being said. THe staff did not care about anything, put it this way, a student got their leg broken, and the staf didn't investigate despite two sighted kids saying they'd seen who did it. Yet when the guy responsible got beaten up, the kids who beat him up were punished by....get this.....not being able to go out that weeknd. Took a threat of a lawsuit to get the school to look into it. Took the threat of a lotta damages to get them to finally get off their asses.
If in doubt, chocolate and coffee. Enough said.