Eastern Pulaski School Board Discusses Discipline Issues

Dr. Robert Klitzman
Dr. Robert Klitzman

Administrators and teachers in the Eastern Pulaski School system have been working on ways to more effectively handle discipline problems. The mission is now being mandated from the state, and the directive is clear. In school or out of school suspensions are to be eliminated.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman says the Corporation has put effort into this directive.

“Every school in Indiana had to use scientifically-based research to come up with ways to be proactive and keep the discipline as best they can from being administered where it’s outside the classroom,” said Dr. Klitzman.

With the assistance of the teachers in the system, Eastern Pulaski has come up with a document that hopefully the State will accept as making progress to lessen out-of-classroom and out-of-school suspensions.

Klitzman said everyone involved knows that serious student misconduct defeats at least two goals: To ensure the safety of staff and students and to create an environment conducive to learning.