October 2010: Tolerating Zero Tolerance?
By Brian N. Moore, RSBS
It all starts with good enough intent. Who could argue when a
politician takes a hard line and says into the camera, “We will
have zero tolerance when it comes to drugs or guns in our
schools.” This is almost always followed by a rousing round of
cheers and applause.
Keeping kids safe is always the way to go, right? But what if you are the parent of an adorable third grader who is suspended because zero tolerance to drugs includes over-the-counter cough drops? This is just one example of the many intricate traps of zero tolerance that has led to debate after debate over the years.
Perhaps now is the right time to revisit the issue and define just what things we really do have zero tolerance for in schools.
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Brian N. Moore, RSBS, is supervisor of public safety for Red Clay School District in Wilmington, Delaware, vice chair of the ASBO’s School Facilities Committee, and a member of the ASBO Editorial Advisory Committee. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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October 2010 Table of Contents
LEGAL AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
8 Tolerating Zero Tolerance?
By Brian N. Moore, RSBS
12 Collaboration and the Collective Bargaining Process in Public
By Matthew Noggle, Ed.D.
14 The Privatization of Public Education
By Richard Hunter, Ed.D.
20 Litigation and School Finance: A Cautionary Tale
By Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.
24 Nepotism: A Policy of Convenience?
By Robert Ruder
28 You’ve Been Served: Surviving a Deposition
By Nan Wodarz, Ed.D.
32 Automated Employee Training: Efficiency and Effectiveness
By Laurie Boedicker
4 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
6 PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE
7 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
Gaining Stakeholder Support for Going Green
By Bill Harris
37 TECH TIPS
Opening Multiple Tabs in IE
By William Flaherty
39 CORPORATE CORNER
Follow the Lead
By Margit Weisgal, CME
40 SPOTLIGHT ON BRENDA BURKETT
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