Another concerned parent addressed the Dodge County Board of Education at Thursday night’s school board meeting with concerns regarding discipline at Dodge County High School (DCHS). Barbie Jamison read a written statement during public participation. Jamison spoke to the board regarding her son, a high school student now housed at Dodge Achievement Center (DAC). She thought there was an amendment made to allow students to attend teacher hours in order to participate in the graduation exercises at the end of school year. Jamison pointed out that DAC students are still the school system’s students whether or not they had admitted guilt and were enrolled in alternative school. She noted to the board that she understood that a new policy was being considered for next school term that would remove the issue of whether or not a student would participate in graduation exercises. She asked the board to consider allowing four students currently at DAC to walk with their graduating class this year. Jamison requested the school board to consider adding programs to DAC such as speakers and work programs in order to fill the student’s time after academic work has been completed. She requested students not be treated differently because they have made mistakes but to help them obtain a goal of getting back on track.
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