school discipline

Teachers in the Fresno Unified School District say they’re growing increasingly concerned about their safety in the classroom. FM89’s Jason Scott reports they held a press conference Wednesday to ask the district to do more to improve classroom discipline. Several teachers at Bullard High School have signed a petition that asks Fresno Unified leaders to implement a new student discipline policy that better defines consequences for offenses. This action comes after several instances within the...

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It was a case of teenage boys being teenage boys that led Natthan Sherriff to spend an afternoon cleaning the locker room at Le Grand High School. “Me and my friend were like messing around with the others’ lockers,” Sherriff says. “I told him I peed on his locker and I was just kidding, and then he actually peed on mine so I punched him.” Sherriff and his friend, Esaiah Villalobos, might have been suspended at another school. But Le Grand High School resolves conflicts through a disciplinary...

Fresno Unified School District

Teacher Jenna Perry’s 7th grade English class at Fresno Unified’s Yosemite Middle School sounds like most others. Kids work to finish up their assignments, as the period is about to end. But there is something that makes her classroom different. “Ok, before we leave today, let’s go over our class goal today. Somebody tell me, should we earn a point for staying on task? Why or why not? Regina?” says Perry. At the end of every class before students are dismissed, they go over their goals, which...