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A special meeting of the New Albany-Floyd County (Ind.) School Board began an hour and a quarter late for a reason that may not apply again anytime soon: the special meeting was delayed by an executive session to hear the appeal of a student expulsion, and at the special meeting, the board passed new rules it had previously discussed. The new rules say the board will no longer hear expulsion appeals. “The discussion we’ve just finished having for the last hour is the biggest argument not to hear them,” said D.J. Hines, a board member in the 4-3 majority that passed the rules. “When we start treating people’s circumstances individually, that’s the definition of arbitrary, and our policies are not supposed to b arbitrary.” (AC/Jeffersonville News and Tribune) ...Whereas letting right and wrong decisions stand equally is “fair.”
Original Publication Date: 07 August 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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