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Behavior Specialists Planned For All of District’s Schools

By McClatchy-Tribune — June 08, 2015 1 min read
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Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham recommended the extra funding after a survey of teachers revealed that most don’t think a new, less punitive student-discipline policy is having a positive impact on student behavior.

Money would go toward putting at least a part-time staff member at every elementary school to handle student-behavior problems, and at least one full-time staff member at each middle and high school. Funds are also to be used to expand mental-health and special education services for students with “intensive needs” and to expand training for staff.

A version of this article appeared in the June 10, 2015 edition of Education Week as Behavior Specialists Planned For All of District’s Schools

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