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New discipline policy is in place for QPS elementary and intermediate schools


A new discipline policy is fully in place at Quincy Public Schools.

Wednesday night school board members approved the policy for the seven elementary schools and Baldwin. The new policy clarifies disciplinary action into three levels, depending on their severity - with level one being issues that can be handled in the classroom - like tattling or being disruptive - up to level three, which are the most serious incidents - like making threats or having a weapon, which would be handled by administration.

It also set standards for detention and suspensions.

Board president Stephanie Erwin says the idea is to be consistent. "All students sometimes just have a bad day, and so we hope to catch that at an earlier age, and enforce the discipline as far as learning at an earlier age between right and wrong," she said.

The discipline policy will be handed out as part of the student handbooks in the fall.


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