Bibb School Discipline Task Force Meets Thursday

12:37 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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A task force aimed at improving safety and discipline in Bibb County schools is meeting Thursday and invites the public to join them.

It's the third meeting this year for the district's Discipline Task Force. According to the district, they're supposed to make recommendations on a Bibb County school safety plan.

Thursday's meeting happens a 2 p.m. at the district's welcome center at 2003 Riverside Drive in Macon.

When the group was founded in May 2012, Deputy Superintendent of Student Affairs Edward Judie, Jr. said he expected their work to take about four months.

About 40 showed up to the first meeting that month, including retired educators, school employees and members of the public.

An outside audit last year criticized many aspects of safety and discipline in Bibb Schools.

The audit says some Bibb County school employees feel pressured by the district's leadership not to discipline students who commit crimes.

The report by Safe Havens International looked at many aspects of safety and discipline in Bibb Schools --from building security and emergency planning to police staffing and crime-reporting policies.

Among other things, they wrote that crimes and other discipline problems are not handled consistently.

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