Discipline and Safety
One of the reasons I decided to run for re-election is to be able to have a voice for teachers, staff and parents who have been expressing their concerns related to safety and student discipline. I have been raising these concerns for a couple of years now and a temporary committee was finally created this year to try to address those concerns. Even though the chair of the committee wanted to end the work of the committee prior to our completion, I was able to get the committee to push forward and recommendations will be made to the full school board at this week's School board retreat. I will highlight those recommendations later but wanted to share some of the data that was collected from staff surveys. 26 schools were surveyed by our committee. Schools were chosen based on VDOE survey results. Approximately half of the schools were those that scored highest on the VDOE surveys in the areas of discipline and safety and the other half were those that scored the lowest. Here are the qualitative summaries that I put together from the staff surveys on the topic of student discipline and safety. Appropriate portions were redacted by the School Board attorney.
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