Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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April 30, 2014

Unit 40 discipline, new policy disputed

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The board decided to table the change to the student handbook and bring it back for a vote at a future meeting. The board instructed Doan to consult the district's attorney about the possibility of adding eminent threat to the proposed change.

Tony Huffman can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 138, at tony.huffman@effinghamdailynews.com or on Twitter @Ednthuffman.

Number of suspensions per school year over the past seven years 2004-05 30 2005-06 46 2006-07 51 2007-08 59 2008-09 53 2009-10 84 2010-11 53 2011-12 45 2013-14 45 2013-14 46 students as of March 24, 2014 Campbell read the public act that allows administrators to look at a student's phone at Monday night's school board meeting. Notification regarding student accounts of profiles on social networking websites, state law requires the district to notify students and their parents or guardians that school officials may request or require a student or their parent or guardian to give out a password or other related account information to access a student's account or profile on a social networking website. This request may be made only if there is a reasonable cause to believe the students account contains evidence that he or she has violated the school's disciplinary policy. Any request may be acted upon by the preapproval of the superintendent.

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