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Landen, Walt – Updating School Board Policies, 1992
Many view the problem of violence as not merely a school problem, but as a much larger community problem that is finding its way into the schools. As a society, in addition to teaching our children how to be violent, we are giving them the tools of violence. There are steps that school board members can take to establish and maintain control of…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Community Involvement, Dress Codes, Elementary Secondary Education
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1994
School systems across the country are adding alternative education programs designed for violent or chronically disruptive youth. Some school districts and states are contracting with private groups to provide programs including residential schools. Other programs include the Youth Challenge Corps, authorized by Congress in 1992, and boot-camp…
Descriptors: Delinquent Rehabilitation, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education
Prophet, Matthew – American School Board Journal, 1990
A Portland, Oregon, program for dealing with gang activity required school policy changes that (1) prohibit gang markings; (2) state that school lockers and desks are the possession of the school system and subject to unannounced checks; and (3) establish guidelines with the press in covering the gang problem. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media