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Petersburg school leaders to discuss program offering alternative punishment to short-term suspension

Agenda documents say this program will be created to help keep kids in school.
Agenda documents say this program will be created to help keep kids in school.(WRDW)
Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 8:07 AM EST
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - School leaders in Petersburg will be holding a special school board meeting to discuss a new program that would be an alternative punishment to short-term out-of-school suspension.

Students in the program will be marked present, receive credit for schoolwork that is completed and will not have an out-of-school suspension noted on their school record.

Agenda documents say this program will be created to help keep kids in school.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Petersburg High School cafeteria.

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