20-31: Discipline Summary

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DATE:   August 19, 2019

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

2018-2019 Discipline Summary

RATIONALE

Attached is a copy of the 2018-2019 Discipline Summary. This data has been submitted to the state as part of our annual Discipline, Crime and Violence Report. This report is used in part as data determining persistently dangerous schools as required by the Virginia Department of Education. Some categories related to persistently dangerous schools include assault and battery with a weapon, schedule 1 & 2 drug violations with the intent to distribute, sexual assault, and weapons violations.

Administrators reported 1,325 discipline referrals for 2018-2019; 479 at AHS, 293 at CMS, and 553 at the elementary schools. Not all discipline referrals are reported to the state because they have a discipline sanction that is considered a minor offense.

The total number of referrals is an increase of 216 from the previous year. Minor insubordination referrals increased 259 from the previous year.

School Resource Officers reported 343 referrals, a decrease of 12 from the 2018 report. For clarification purposes, some categories of the SRO report do not match the division’s summary report. This is a reflection of different terminology used by law enforcement and the Department of Education.

 

Based upon our data reported, no school within the Alleghany County Public Schools is considered persistently dangerous.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

 

STAFF CONTACTS

Eugene Kotulka and/or Fred Vaughan

SUPERINTENDENT’S

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Attached:         2019 Discipline Summary Report