The Washington Times-Herald

January 30, 2013

Washington School Board upholds expulsion

By Nate Smith
Washington Times Herald

WASHINGTON — The Washington School Board met in a special meeting on Tuesday for a student expulsion hearing. The board unanimously voted to uphold a recent expulsion of a student by school administrators.

Although the studentÕs name and details of the expulsion were not given due to privacy laws, the board said the student violated the rule in the student handbook that states: ÒEngaging in the unlawful selling of a controlled substance or engaging in a criminal law violation that constitutes a danger to other students or constitutes an interference with school purposes or an educational function.Ó

Field trip

In other business, the board approved the WHS NJROTC corps to visit Washington DC over spring break. Twenty students will be making the trip.

Lena Dunn opening

A grand opening ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the Lena Dunn Elementary library. The library was recently renovated with a donation from former student Tom Emmons. The Emmons family will be at the school Monday for the unveiling.