Suspensions on rise this year in District 150 schools
Glen Oak Middle School (52/48)
CLOYD: "Looking at the data, it looks like Lincoln is completely and totally out of control… And Manual isn't much better. These behavior problems are just appalling. Just ridiculous.”
CLOYD: "The disruption it has caused for the students who want to be there and do their job and learn, by one or two students who can't get it right and won't get it, is absolutely atrocious."
CLOYD: "It's completely unacceptable and we've got to get this fixed."
SALZMAN: “The increase in suspensions can be attributed to a handful of repeat offenders who have been suspended multiple times”
CLOYD: "Then why are they still in these schools?"
SALZMAN: Building principals have been inconsistent in their enforcement of the district's policy on cellphones, which requires students to keep the phones turned off and put away during school hours. Students using cellphones during lunch and transition times have caused a number of problems, such as the pregnant Manual student who was injured when she allegedly tried to record video of a lunchroom fight.
And in addressing an increase in discipline cases in the primary schools, at least two of which involved students bringing knives to school,
SALZMAN: "In my opinion, more problems in the grade schools is a reflection of what's happening in this town.
"What's happening on the streets is showing up in our schools." Source