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11:14 PM Sat, Sept. 22nd

HUSD to discuss discipline

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The Humboldt Unified School District board will talk Tuesday about the plausibility of finding an alternative to discipline that keeps students out of school for a great length of time.

Superintendent Henry Schmitt said that site councils have discussed alternative means of discipline that could replace expulsions and suspensions in order to keep students active in the district's schools.

Site councils are groups from each of the district's schools that include parents, staff members, teachers, and, at the high school level, students.

Also, Schmitt said that the board might discuss creating a uniform discipline code that could be applied to all K-12 schools in the district.

In addition, the Meet and Confer Committee will clarify to the board their proposal regarding increasing the salary of the district's first-year teachers.

The board will also examine the Arizona School Board's proposed policy revisions regarding the immunization of students. The board will conduct a first reading of the proposal.

Schmitt said that the Arizona School Board did not make any drastic changes to the policy this year. He said the board mostly just fine-tuned it.

The HUSD board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradshaw Mountain High School East Campus at 6411 N. Robert Road.

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