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Lesson Plans

Re: suspended students

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 20:59:22 -0400

> It's the policy in our school that students returning from
> suspension do not get makeup work, except at the teacher's
> discretion. We also instituted a much stricter attendance policy
> last year that has worked: a student who gets six absences,
> whether excused or unexcused, in a grading period are removed
> from the class and placed in study hall, which, as our V.P. tells
> them, is essentially a babysitting facility. This year our
> attendance is averaging in the low 90s; last week it was 98%,
> which is probably a record. It takes a very strong
> administration and a school board with backbone to make a
> difference like this.
> Maggie

And after they're placed in the study hall what happens? Who's the
lucky one who gets to baby sit? What happens if they miss 6 study
halls? I don't mean to sound sarcastic, I just don't see how this
remedies the problem.