JCPS approves revised Student Code of Conduct

JCPS approves revised Student Code of Conduct

JCPS approves revised Student Code of Conduct

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 11 at 7:56 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Jefferson County Public Schools approved a revised Student Code of Conduct Tuesday that will reduce punishment for thousands of students.

Many of the revisions give principals more latitude for for lower-level offenses like theft or disruptive behavior.

JCPS said they hope two new intervention practices will help create a more positive culture in the classroom and replace traditional corrective strategies like the Stop Program.

Members of the Teacher's Association said they don't want to remove students from the classroom just to punish them. Instead they want to address the behavior and fix it right away.

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