Quincy school board adopts new discipline policies

Quincy school board meets in Board of Education building

Parents and students will have a better idea about the consequences behind bad behavior in Quincy Public Schools.

Wednesday night, the Quincy school board adopted new and clearer disciplinary rules for students in the K-3 and Baldwin Schools.

President Stephanie Erwin said board members have been examining the discipline policies at those schools and wanted to make them more consistent.

She said the district hopes to catch bad behavior at an earlier age to teach students right from wrong before it gets out of hand at the upper grade levels.

"We found that our discipline policies weren't consistent throughout each school and not that they're going to be because of the grade level," she said. "But even the K-3 schools were all different."

Erwin said those new policies will be printed in the student handbooks in time for school registration.