Lately I’ve been receiving more calls regarding patrons or parents causing substantial disruptions at school or during athletic events. The situations vary, but the conduct in all cases crosses a line, going beyond mere disagreement with a school official. Fortunately, administrators have statutory protections for dealing with these matters.
70 O.S. Section 24-131 permits the superintendent or principal to order anyone off school property in the event the person’s continued presence there threatens the peaceful conduct of school business or classes. This protection also extends beyond the school grounds to school activities or field trips where students are present. Refusal to follow an order to leave may result in a misdemeanor conviction consisting of jail time (up to 90 days), a fine (up to$500), or both.
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We're all familiar with teacher PD. But what about student PD? Probably not so much! Typically, this isn't even something we consider, probably because their main role in school is already focused on learning.
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