The Senior Ball is coming up at Las Lomas High School this Saturday, and the principal is urging parents to not allow their kids to rent hotel rooms for pre- and after-prom festivities.
The Las Lomas prom will take place at the Merchant's Exchange Building in downtown San Francisco. Northgate High just had its senior ball Saturday night at the Palace Hotel, also in downtown San Francisco.
I have heard that students often book rooms for prom night at a hotel in Walnut Creek, and this can be an issue for local police. As for the upcoming Las Lomas senior ball, Principal Pat Lickiss says in an e-mail notice to parents: "Once again this year I have heard that some parents are allowing students to rent hotel rooms. I would urge parents not to do this but instead have parent supervised pre- and post-ball gathering in homes."
So, parents: What do you think of this practice, allowing your kids to rent hotel rooms for their prom night all-nighters? Do you let your kids do it? If you do, and you think you have a good reason, please share your experience. If you're a student, and you think it's a bad idea or a good idea, I'd be interested in hearing why.