2017-02-16 / News

St. Ignace School Board Holds Student Disciplinary Meeting

A student at St. Ignace Area Schools has been suspended from school for the remainder of the year. The action, which includes suspension also from school activities, was taken by the board of education at a disciplinary hearing Monday, February 6.

Superintendent Don Gustafson would not release the name, age, or sex of the student or give the reason for the suspension, citing confidentiality policies. Reinstatement is allowed, he said, under unspecified conditions.

Students receive points for misbehavior in school. Certain point levels require additional action. The first level results in a one-day suspension. The second level results in a three- to 10-day suspension. Once a student reaches 15 points, school policy requires them to meet in front of the school board to determine further action. The disciplinary hearing is closed to the public. The school board could decide to levy a long-term suspension with conditions for reinstatement, expel the student forever from the school, or determine that the student has been discriminated against and rescind the discipline points.

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