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Some Hillsborough teachers say new discipline policies aren’t making schools more orderly

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  • But two-thirds of teachers who responded to a union survey said the new policies did not make schools more orderly.
  • One social worker, in an interview as part of her campaign for a seat on the School Board, suggested schools are finding creative ways to get around the new policy.
  • District leaders have decreased the number of days students can be suspended to five from 10, and have stopped deducting credit from make-up work by students who miss school.
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  • “What I have seen is that oftentimes my schools will simply send students home and not call it a suspension,” said Lynette Judge, a school social worker for the last 16 years.

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TAMPA — Teachers say they are discouraged from writing discipline referrals. Students need more time with counselors. And, by some accounts, children are encouraged to take a few days off instead of serving an official suspension.


Some Hillsborough teachers say new discipline policies aren’t making schools more orderly

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