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Published August 08, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

Written by Kyle J. Graves

kjg0623@gmail.com

(501) 350-4542

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INT.   ART CLASS – DAY

Class is a zoo.

Airplanes, markers and paper balls fly across room.

Two boys are sword fighting with yard sticks.

Substitute teacher MR. GRAVES (26,white) is standing by door with his hands up.

Student with SHORT DREADS (15) is walking into MR. GRAVES

                                                           

                                             SHORT DREADS

                              Let me go!

 

SHORT DREADS walks into MR. GRAVES again.

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

                              Sit down sir.  You can go when security gets here.

 

SHORT DREADS hits MR. GRAVES in the face.

Spit flies out of his mouth.

 

                                             MR. GRAVES     

                                       (Voice Over)

My name is Kyle Graves. I am a substitute teacher in an urban                Alternative School.  I have no health insurance and I get paid fifty dollars a day.  I decided to sub to see if teaching could be a career path for me. 

 

EXT.  SCHOOL SIDEWALK  - Morning

 

MR. GRAVES is walking to the School Entrance.

Birds are chirping, sun is beaming.

School Bus pulls up.

Students reluctantly get out of bus.

MR. GRAVES opens the school door and walks to the main office.

 

INT.  MAIN OFFICE – DAY

 

Empty.

                                             MR. GRAVES

                              Hellooo…

 

A microwave beeps.

Large Secretary (35, black) walks out of lounge with a honey bun and XL mug.

 

                                             SECRETARY

                              Excuse me.  Good Morning.  How may I help you sir?

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

Yes ma’am.  My name is Kyle Graves, I signed up on the sub hotline this morning to sub for Mrs.……

 

               SECRETARY

Mrs.  Johnson

 

               MR. GRAVES

Uhh Yes Ma’a

 

               SECRETARY

         (Interrupts)

UMMM Hmmm. Yea, Mrs. Johnson, that woman has been gone all semester.

 

The Secretary types with long raptor claw fake fingernails.

 

               MR. GRAVES

Oh, really what happened to her?

 

               SECRETARY

Well, I heard she hit a deer.

 

               MR. GRAVES

Oh no. I’m sorry to hear that.

 

The Secretary takes huge bite of her honey bun.

Slurps loudly from her mug

              

                                             SECRETARY

I also heard she had a nervous breakdown, went bald, then took a flight out of the country after her sick leave ran out.

 

               MR. GRAVES

What? Ha, are the students that bad?

 

The SECRETARY stares at MR. GRAVES.

She slurps from her giant mug.

 

                                                SECRETARY

Honey, just don’t hesitate to call security ok. You’ll be fine. Here comes Principal Roosevelt, he’ll explain more to you.

 

PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT  (50, black) walks into MAIN OFFICE.

He’s dressed to kill in a very nice suit.

Brushing his hair with wooden brush.

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

                              Good Morning Ms. Pine.

 

                                             SECRETARY PINE

Good Morning Principal Roosevelt. This is Mr. Graves he is the new sub for Mrs. Johnson today.

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

Alright.  Alright.  Mr. Graves if you would just step into my office.

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

                              Yes sir.

 

Mr. Graves walks into office.

Principal Roosevelt closes the door.

 

INT.  PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELTS OFFICE – DAY

 

Principal Roosevelt walks to his desk.

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

                              Please take a seat Mr. Graves.

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

                              Yes sir.

 

Roosevelt puts his brush down on his desk.

 

                                            

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

                              Well Mr. Graves, how long have you been a sub?

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

                              This is my first semester being a sub.

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

                              You going to school?

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

No sir. Not this semester. That is why I am subbing now, to see if I want to go back to college for education. 

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

Alright. Alright. Well, let me tell you a lil something about the Academy  Mr. Graves.  All of these kids have behavior problems.  Most of them have been expelled from their zone schools throughout the district.

 

               MR. GRAVES

O.K.

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

These kids are going to test you MR. GRAVES and I’m not sure that you are ready for this.  Several of the teachers today have to take off for various reasons throughout the day so I’m going to have you roaming to different classrooms each block.

 

               MR. GRAVES

O.K.

 

              

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

You are going to sub in the gym first period for the C. B. I. class. Do you know what C. B. I. stands for?

 

               MR. GRAVES

Yes Sir. Community Based Instruction

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

These kids have varying disabilities. You know what I mean ranging from mild to severe. For the children with severe disabilities they will have a Para Pro assisting them always, ok?

 

GRAVES nods.

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

For second block you are going to go to Mr. Smith’s Computer class. Now for no reason should they be on the internet. No Facebook, no You Tube, no nothing, except for their assigned typing assignments that should be on Mr. Smith’s desk.

 

               MR. GRAVES

Alright.

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

Third block you are off to grab some lunch, prep whatever. Then for Forth block you sub in Mrs. Johnson’s art class.

 

               MR. GRAVES

Sounds good.

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

Alright, I need you to sign this paper so you can get paid.

 

Roosevelt slides some papers across his desk.

MR. Graves signs one then passes it back.

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

The other sheets are a map of the school and your schedule.  I’m going to call security and have them open the gym for you.

 

Roosevelt grabs his hand radio

              

               MR. GRAVES

Oh yes sir. Thank…

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

                                       (Into Radio)

This is Roosevelt. I need security to the Main Office to open the gym for the sub. Security to the main office.

 

               RADIO

Rodger. On the way.

 

               PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

Now Mr. Graves, I am getting a lot of heat from around the district and I do not need any more problems ok. I’m going to be checking in on you throughout the day.

 

               MR. GRAVES

Yes sir. There’s not going to be any problems though.

 

Door opens

 

                                            

                                             SECURITY GUARD

                              KNOCK! KNOCK!

 

                                             PRINCIPAL ROOSEVELT

Yes Sir Mr. Rodgers would you please unlock the gym for Mr. Graves here.

 

               MR. RODGERS

Yes Sir.

 

Mr. Graves gets up, leaves with MR. RODGERS (60 Black) who looks to be a Vietnam Vet. He has a green camouflage jacket on, black boots and he’s still wearing dog tags.

 

 

               MR. RODGERS

Brother Graves, are you going to school for teaching?

 

               MR. GRAVES

I’m thinking about it.

 

Two black youths walk down hallway.

Sagging.                        

 

                                             BLACK YOUTH #1

                              Wat Doo’s It, Old School?

 

                                             MR. RODGERS

                              Nothing, pull your pants up son.

 

                                            

                                             BLACK YOUTH #1

                              Old nigga you betta pull yo pants down!

 

                                             BLACK YOUTH #2

HA HA, Yea Old School you need to quit smoking those Swisha Sweets too, with those dark ass lips nigga. Alright. Alright. Alright!

 

The boys walk down the hallway.

MR. GRAVES stares wide eyed          

              

               MR. RODGERS

I got yall!

 

                                             MR. GRAVES

                              Man. Principal Roosevelt wasn’t kidding.

 

                                             MR. RODGERS

You can’t control some of these bad kids. Instead of getting ready for college their getting ready for the pen.

 

               MR. GRAVES

Man, it’s like that?

 

               MR. RODGERS

Have you seen the Wall of Shame yet?

 

               MR. GRAVES

No what’s that?

 

MR. GRAVES and MR. RODGERS walk down the hallway.

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