Getting a Handle on Discipline in Lafayette (La.) Schools

Monday, October 1, 2012

The situation in Lafayette Parish schools isn't as bad as officials had initially reported — depending to which numbers you go by.

According to the latest report from the Lafayette Parish School System, there have been 77 fewer discipline referrals this year for fighting than there were at this time last school year and 299 fewer total discipline referrals.

But that doesn't mean that 250 discipline referrals for fighting and 2,962 total discipline referrals before the end of September is acceptable.

It's something that parents, teachers and school officials have expressed concern about.

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