Model discipline policy approved by H-M-S school board
DOE establishes standards to address threats by students
October 19, 2023
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."
Three levels of "escalating response...