District: Expulsions are on the decline
JANESVILLE--Expulsions in the Janesville School District continue their dramatic low levels compared with just a few years ago.
An official said one of the reasons is that students are behaving better.
The school board last week voted to expel just the 10th student this year. Compare that with the all-time record—58 expulsions in 2005-06.
The middle school student was expelled for possessing marijuana on school grounds, one of the most common expulsion offenses. He or she is expelled through the end of the upcoming fall semester.
The student could return to school in the fall, however, if he or she gets treatment and complies with a list of conditions, including submitting to searches and urine analysis whenever school officials or police ask.
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