The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Fulton

April 25, 2014

River Bend board weighs cell change

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Not everyone disagreed with the policy changes though and actually supported the idea of allowing students more freedom and responsibility with their actions.

With his support, though, board president Dan Portz reiterated that strict enforcement of appropriate social media interaction and subsequent punishment would need to be increased if they accept the new policy.

“I think it’s one of those things at some point we need to try it,” Portz said. “I do want to make sure that we reinforce the issues that come up with bathrooms and restrooms, whenever you have anything like that, that’s inappropriate, it’s out of our hands and it goes to the law. That’s the only thing that I have. I think we give this a try and you guys come back to us and if we need to address it next year in a different way, then we need to address it a different way.”

Tuesday’s meeting was only the first review of the new student handbook listing all of the school’s policy. There will still need to be two readings and approvals by the board before any new changes will be officially implemented.

 

 

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