Lexington school cuts down on suspensions

Under a new program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, administrators no longer give out-of-school suspensions to students for most rule violations. Instead, students are required to serve their punishment in the classroom where they are closely monitored and must keep up with school work.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -

An experimental program at a Lexington high school is cutting down on the number of students who are suspended from school.

Under a new program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, administrators no longer give out-of-school suspensions to students for most rule violations. Instead, students are required to serve their punishment in the classroom where they are closely monitored and must keep up with school work.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1c9XnEK) reports early results from the program look promising according to school officials.

So far this year, 25 students who would have been suspended under the old rules have been assigned to the alternative program. Only two broke the rules again.


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