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Posted: March 17, 2012 - 11:11pm

• Two Columbia County Alternative School students went before the school system hearing officer on Feb. 29 for an accumulation of offenses and were expelled for a year.

• A Columbia County Alternative School student went before the school system hearing officer on Feb. 29 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year.

• A Grovetown High School special needs student went before the school system hearing officer on Feb. 29 for an accumulation of offenses and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

• A Grovetown Middle School special needs pupil went before the school system hearing officer on Feb. 29 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Columbia Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on Feb. 29 for possession of marijuana at school and disrupting school, and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Columbia Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on Feb. 29 for disrupting school and was given long-term out-of-school suspension and in-school suspension.

• A Lakeside Middle School special needs pupil went before the school hearing officer on March 2 for possession of a weapon at school and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

• A Grovetown High School special needs student went before the school system hearing officer on March 2 for possession of a weapon at school and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

• A Grovetown Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 2 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Harlem High School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 2 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Lakeside High School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 2 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Grovetown High School special needs student went before the school system hearing officer on March 2 for making terroristic threats and a felony violation and was remanded to the Individualized Education Committee for punishment.

• A Harlem High School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 7 for possession of marijuana at school and was expelled for the remainder of the school year and given the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School the first semester of next year.

• An Evans High School student went before the school system hearing officer on March 7 for truancy and was expelled for the remainder of this school year.

• Two Lakeside Middle School pupils went before the school system hearing officer on March 7 for bullying and were expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• Three Lakeside Middle School pupils went before the school system hearing officer on March 7 for bullying and were given long-term out-of-school suspension and in-school suspension.

• A Grovetown Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 7 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• A Greenbrier Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 7 for sexual harassment and was expelled for the remainder of this school year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• Three Evans High School students went before the school system hearing officer on March 8, 2012, for possession of drugs at school and were expelled for the remainder of this school year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

• Two Lakeside High School students went before the school system hearing officer on March 9 for fighting and were suspended for 11 days.

• Two Lakeside High School students went before the school system hearing officer on March 9 for sexual offenses and were remanded to the school for insufficient evidence.

• A Grovetown Middle School special needs pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 9 for possession of drug paraphernalia at school and was remanded to the Individualized Education Plan Committee for punishment.

• A Grovetown Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 9 for possession of marijuana at school and was remanded to the school for insufficient evidence.

• A Grovetown Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 9 for an accumulation of offenses and was given long-term out-of-school and in-school suspension.

• A Lakeside Middle School pupil went before the school system hearing officer on March 9 for an accumulation of offenses and was expelled for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year with the option to attend the Columbia County Alternative School.

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Craig Spinks

Transparency

Lest anyone mistakenly conclude from the aforementioned story that student discipline in the CCSS has gone straight to Hell since Charles Nagle assumed our superintendency, let me set the record straight:

Rather than overseeing a school system wherein disciplinary infractions have increased from near-zero to one whose tribunal findings occupy much of a newspaper page, Charlie has brought a much-needed integrity and transparency to the disciplinary process in the CCSS. Folks, we've had serious disciplinary issues in our school system for several superintendencies. Solving them won't be quick, easy, cheap or pleasant. But we have in our superintendent (and in several BOE members, people) an able, dedicated, God-fearing man to whom the Truth about our schools is not something to be "made to go away" or to be swept under a rug.

By the way, have you noticed that since Nagle's ascent to the job of SOS in CC, several carpet factories in the Dalton area have closed for want of business? Does anyone have info about the status of broom factories?

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence

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