Medical Lake school district reviews discipline policy

MEDICAL LAKE — As the 2021-22 school year approaches, the school board anticipates a return to in-person learning. One of the changes coming with the new year is the revised school district discipline policy.

The policy is renewing its focus on prevention instead of intervention. This means incorporating more people, steps, support before removing a student from the classroom. It also emphasizes culturally responsive discipline that accounts for students’ backgrounds and reduces implicit bias. Yet another revision concerns even clearer language that establishes behavioral expectations for stud...


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