By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Model discipline policy approved by H-M-S school board

DOE establishes standards to address threats by students


October 19, 2023


Workers from Lowe Masonry, of Spencer, were busy building the west dugout at the H-M-S softball field on Tuesday morning.

A state-mandated policy to address threats or incidents of violence is now in effect at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District.

Legislation signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds in May required the Iowa Department of Education to develop a model policy for public school districts and charter schools. Final language released in September is intended "to help districts develop policies that describe how they may discipline a student for making a threat of violence or causing an incident of violence that results in injury or property damage or assault."

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