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Janesville schools expel students

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Gazette staff
February 25, 2010
— The Janesville School Board expelled four students Tuesday. They were:

-- A middle school student accused of possessing marijuana on school grounds, expelled through the end of summer school this year.


The student could apply for early reinstatement starting with summer school if he or she enrolls in counseling, goes through a drug/alcohol assessment, takes any prescribed medicines, completes the districtís Prime for Life anti-drug course and enrolls in the Truancy Abatement and Transitional Education Center if a slot is available.


If reinstated early, the student must submit to drug tests and searches of personal belongings, remain in the school during lunch and maintain satisfactory behavior, schoolwork and attendance.


-- Three high school students, all accused of fighting, all expelled through the end of summer school but with the opportunity to apply for reinstatement starting with summer school.


To qualify for reinstatement, each of the students must enroll in counseling with an anger/violence component, take prescribed medications and work to complete high school through the Truancy Abatement and Transitional Education Center or the TAGOS Leadership Academy. Two of the students must also complete the Prime for Life course.


If reinstated early, the students must take all prescribed medications, remain in the school during lunch and maintain satisfactory behavior, schoolwork and attendance.


This brings to 14 the number of students expelled this school year, compared with 22 at this time last year.



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