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Beaufort County School Board to hold joint meeting on school times, code of conduct

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The Beaufort County School Board will have the chance Tuesday night to hear feedback from faculty, staff, parents, and the community, regarding a few initiatives and goals from this year.

The Board of Education will meet with the school’s improvement council to find out what’s going well and where there is still room for improvement.

There is a council at each one of the schools that consists of businesses, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. The council meets to internally discuss what should occur at each school to improve academics for those students. Tuesday night will be a comprehensive meeting with input from all of the schools to see how the district can move forward as a whole.

Topping the agenda will be school start times, review of the current student code of conduct, and the bond referendum, which had already made an appearance with voters, back in November. This time around, they’re scaling back the proposal for a shorter repayment period and smaller amount.

When it comes to bell schedules, last year, the board voted to change them, having elementary students start earlier and high school students get out later. During the discuss, they’ll take a look at how the new schedule is helping or hurting performance.

Lastly, they’ll look at the code of conduct.

“What we’ll look at there are some items parents think we should revisit. Currently, we use aggravating and mitigating circumstances to lessen or increase the suspension or discipline that’s occurring, and as you know, disparity in suspension has come up as well, and I’m confident that will come up tonight as well,” said Dr. Jeffrey Moss, Beaufort County Superintendent.

At the end of the meeting, the school board will review all the input to present at its next work session. From there, the items will be reviewed and revised before making it on an official council agenda. 

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