Center Grove is looking for a new way to keep middle school students who have been suspended or who are about to be kicked out in school.
Teachers, counselors and principals try to talk with students who are misbehaving and work with their parents and families to help them understand how they’re expected to behave and act at school, Middle School Central Principal Jack Parker said.
But when that doesn’t work students can be suspended, sometimes for an entire semester, or expelled. Those students are then behind in their classes when they go to high school and struggle to catch up, Superintendent Richard Arkanoff said.
Now Parker and Middle School North Principal Scott Johnson are a part of a group exploring an alternative program for middle school students who are close to being suspended or expelled. The program also could help students who have problems keeping up with their classmates on assignments.