County Schools Strengthening Disciplinary Code; Thurman Raises Issue About Teachers Getting Donation Requests From UnifiEd

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw discusses new student code of conduct
Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw discusses new student code of conduct

County school officials said they are taking steps to strengthen the schools' discipline code, discarding a "pamphlet" that was long used for a new 30-page policy.

Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw, chief operating officer, said the policy is aimed at making disciplinary actions across the system more consistent and alerting students to what is expected of them.

"Before we had a very, very thin code of acceptable behavior," he said. "This will make it very clear what is expected."

He said the code is based on that used by Broward County, Fla., one of the largest systems in the country.

Dr. Bradshaw said a committee of principals helped come up with the policy. 

It is still in draft form, but is to be submitted for board approval at the next regular board meeting.

Officials said the code will be "a living document" and subject to updates from time to time.

In another matter, board member Rhonda Thurman said a teacher had complained to her that she had received correspondence on her school email, including a request for a donation, from the UnifiEd group.

Ms. Thurman said the teacher had requested to go off the group's list, but had continued to receive emails.

The board member said, "This is not appropriate."

Supt. Bryan Johnson said the only group he knew that had his approval for contacting school personnel was United Way.

The discussion arose as the board was going over a number of policies and making changes to some.

The board decided to pull that policy for the time being and look further into the issue.

 


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