ERIC Number: ED443136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the Commission To Study Providing Educators with More Authority To Remove Violent Students from Educational Settings.
McCarthy, Phillip D.; Webb, David C.
The commission studied the establishment and effectiveness of district-wide school disciplinary policies and practices and developed a plan to address the growing concern of violence in the public schools. The following 11-point plan was presented, including key findings and recommendations: (1) adopting statewide student conduct and responsibility standards; (2) adopting local district-wide codes of conduct; (3) formulating mandatory crisis response plans; (4) enacting antihazing and antiharassment statutes to protect educational personnel; (5) providing teachers with greater input in the removal of disruptive and violent students and disciplinary and placement decisions; (6) providing timely reporting of student records between schools; (7) establishing a task force to study alternative programs and interventions; (8) providing certain juvenile crime/conviction information to school officials; (9) providing information to law enforcement; (10) providing immunity protections for school personnel; and (11) supporting violence prevention and intervention programs. Appendices list resolves 1997, commission members, summaries of meetings, civil rights cases in Maine, and information on other states' school safety programs. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Legislature, Augusta. Office of Policy and Legal Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Maine