Student expelled from Paynesville high school
PAYNESVILLE -- A 10th-grade boy was expelled Tuesday from Paynesville Area High School by the school board. The expulsion will last until the end of the school year and begins after the student's suspension ends at the end of the month. The stude...
PAYNESVILLE -- A 10th-grade boy was expelled Tuesday from Paynesville Area High School by the school board.
The expulsion will last until the end of the school year and begins after the student's suspension ends at the end of the month.
The student was expelled because he had possessed drugs or illegal substances at school, Superintendent Todd Burlingame said.
The boy's name was not released.
Also at the meeting, the board had a meeting with the Youth Advisory Council. The board usually meets with middle and high school student representatives before winter break to discuss any issues or problems.
The high school students requested more college credit or advanced classes, which the board is working on, Burlingame said. They also wanted more extracurricular activities, such as Knowledge Bowl, tennis and lacrosse, healthier lunch options, electronic transcripts, a liaison officer and security cameras.
The students also suggested the district allow art students to paint murals on school walls or paint the lockers to make the building more colorful, Burlingame said.
They also requested a senior trip, which they said would cut down on the number of students participating in the unofficial "senior skip day," he said.
The students also said the school could have a locked suggestion box where students could write suggestions or tip off administrators to misbehaving students.
The middle school students also wanted healthier lunch options as well as a longer break between classes. They also said the lunch period isn't long enough to finish eating, Burlingame said.
Also at the meeting, the board approved the 2006 levy at $1,456,763, which is a 13.79 percent increase from this year. Most of the increase is from the state shifting responsibility for funding increases to the local level, Burlingame said.