Expulsions down in Janesville school district
Schulte says "you can't drive student achievement up if the student isn't in school." She says they're being trained in a new program called "positive behavior intervention strategies" and they're also trying to be more responsive to students needs, including being more proactive. Schulte says she's taking a more "hands on" approach as well by tracking expulsion hearings on a month by month basis.
Despite the lower numbers, Schulte says if a student is seen as a threat to either fellow students or staff, expulsion is the only option.