The Board of Education will soon be receiving reports on the disruptive behavior of students.
The request was made on Tuesday by school board member William "Wil" Nicholson. Nicholson said he has grown weary of hearing reports of such behavior and wants a list compiled to help the board formulate a plan to deal with the students subscribing to it.
Nicholson said his major point of reference was a recent situation in an elementary school that caused a teacher to move students into a hallway while the disruptive student was calmed down.
The student was flailing about the room and knocked over furniture and equipment, he said.
Nicholson said he wants to be assured that disruptive students do not take learning time away from students who behave.
The school board settled on monthly reports from administrators.
A launch date for the reports will be announced once a system is established.
"We will be preparing a monthly report for the board, and in order to prepare as thorough a report as possible, we will be following the advice of the board’s attorney with regard to the level of specificity in order to protect the board and the privacy of students," Superintendent of Schools Mary Conway said.
School board member David Kemp asked Conway who pays for any damage to school property that might be caused by a disruptive student. Conway said the parents are sent a bill.
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