Novick: Question around suspensions: community meeting happening on May 8 at Worcester State regarding this. Grave community concern around our suspension rate. Fairly standard output: do this, ten days; do that, ten days. Essentially a zero tolerance policy. Don't let the conversation around suspension die; far too important
O'Connell: need more information to establish an appropriate disciplinary policy; doesn't explain context or where or what happened
Boone: reports to have meaning: table? total number? On at least a semester basis perhaps a quarterly basis
O'Connell: anything that provides more information
And as a side note: electronic readers (Kindles, Nooks) are allowed in the Worcester Public Schools. Confirmed again tonight. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.