Preview of the March 22 Board of Education meeting
MARCH 18, 2011 - The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will meet Tuesday as part of its regular schedule. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27105.
The meeting will begin with a public hearing to receive name suggestions for the band room at Wiley Middle School.
The board is scheduled to recognize:
Bridgette M. Watson of Southeast Middle School for winning the NCAE Human Relations Award.
The board is scheduled to discuss:
results from the 2009-10 Consolidated Report given to the State Board of Education on March 3.
the district’s schedule for end-of-grade and end-of-course tests.
participating in Rachel’s Challenge, a program for positive change in schools. Rachel is Rachel Scott, the first person killed at Columbine High School in 1999.
making a decision on school resource officers for 2011-12.
a budget amendment and transfer.
a revision to Policy and AR 3240: Grant Funding.
final approval for a revision to Policy 5131.6: Drug and Alcohol Offenses. The revision would allow assistant superintendents to consider aggravating or mitigating factors when reviewing discipline for drug and alcohol offenses. It would be part of the district’s efforts to reduce out-of-school suspensions. Currently, only the school board can consider mitigating or aggravating factors, resulting in students having extended absences from school while waiting for board-level appeals.
final approval for revisions to Policy and AR 5131: Student Discipline. The revisions reflect a N.C. Supreme Court decision in October requiring school districts to consider assigning a student to alternative education instead of long-term suspension or expulsion at every level of the discipline process, and also articulating an important or significant reason for denying a student access to alternative education whenever the student is suspended long-term or expelled. The revisions also would allow schools to prohibit students from having cell phones on campus.
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