Houston considers new disciplinary-transfer policy

03/30/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Houston schools chief Terry Grier is proposing a plan to allow students with minor disciplinary problems to transfer to other district schools rather than the district's alternative schools. The policy would apply only to nonviolent offenders, offering them a second chance to attend a traditional school. "The feeling is, rather than expel them from the system, we will counsel them and place them in another school with an opportunity to start over," said the superintendent of New Orleans' Recovery district, which has a similar policy.

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