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Quincy School Board passes tougher classroom disruption policy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

School may not be in session but the Quincy School Board is making big changes which could affect your child.  Wednesday night, the school board passed stricter rules on classroom disruptions. 

The Quincy School Board voted to impose stiffer penalties on classroom disruptions as well as using profanity towards teachers at the High School and Junior High. Board members say this was necessary so both students and teachers could focus more on teaching and learning as opposed to dealing with problems. Scott Stone is the sub committee chairman for disciplinary policy and explains how this change first got started.  

"We had a new principal come in and when he came in he brought in a lot of the disciplinary policies of his school.  It was kind of a trial method to see if it worked, it worked very well and that prompted the emphasis to get this policy together," Stone said. 

Assistant Principal of Quincy Junior High School Rick Owsley said students realize these aren't idle threats. 

"Most of the students have gotten the message that we're serious about them meeting behavior expectations and most of our students do a great job.  And the small percentage of students who do not meet those expectations are going to be held accountable," Owsley said.

Stone said next week, the board will look at making changes at elementary and intermediate schools to closely resemble the changes to the High School and Junior High.  
 
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