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Student Conduct Policy on Agenda for Turner School Board

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Turner School District

Turner School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda — such as approving a trip by Michelle Sedler to the Apple Superintendent Symposium in Chicago and raising some fees for next school year — board members will review the district’s Student Conduct policy.

They will consider revising one of the district’s non-negotiable rules. Currently the rule about drugs mandates five days of detention or suspension the first time students are “seen with a tobacco product on school property.” The proposed change is to allow students the option of attending a tobacco education program. Such a rule provides a consequence for first-time offenders without necessarily removing them from classes.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the Board Room of the Administrative Service Center; 800 S. 55th St.; Kansas City, KS 66106. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17.

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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