Student Policies Will Have Final Review
TONIGHT -- Student policies - Section J Policies in the district handbook - will be updated and given final reading at the District 56 Board of Trustees meeting.
The policies have been described as the backbone of the district, because they outline how administrators deal with student discipline issues. The board has been split in the past related to one of these policies - whether or not to add the word "gender" to the students' non-discrimination clause. Opponents have said this opens the way for boys identifying as girls to use girls' restrooms, and vice versa. Proponents say the district should be on record opposing discrimination in every form.
The board will meet Monday, 7:30 p.m. at Clinton High School, 18132 Hwy 72 East, Clinton. The meeting is open to the public, and an audience participation time for people who have registered in advance is Agenda Item 9.
Special recognitions will be Board Members - Board Appreciation and District Distinguished Literacy Teachers. The 2017-18 Audit will be presented. The Superintendent's Report will include state-designated Comprehensive Support & Improvement Schools and a Career Center Exploration, along with report on MSB Playground Equipment provided by the Bailey Foundation. A budget/finance report and a Wilder Stadium update will be presented.
District attorney, Vernie Williams, will attend to answer questions about the Section J Policies.
The next District 56 Board of Trustees meetings will be Feb. 25, 7:30 pm in the Clinton Middle School Media Center, and March 25, 7:30 pm in the MS Bailey Multi-Purpose Room. The SC School Boards Association Annual Conference will be Feb. 21-24 at Hilton Head Island.
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