Discipline Task Force
The Loudoun County School Board does hereby create a Task Force, (a Select Committee), to review appropriate data, practices, standards and/or policies associated with student discipline within the school system and recommend modifications to the Discipline Committee of the Board for further review and consideration. Given the importance of achieving a proper balance between providing a safe learning environment within each school and the rights of students and parents, it is imperative that a Task Force comprised of members with diverse perspectives and expertise review the policy to determine what, if any, changes should be made.
The Task Force shall be comprised of 19 voting members appointed by the School Board. The members include:
A majority of the 19 voting members is necessary for a meeting quorum.
The Board Members of the Discipline Committee shall nominate by majority vote the mental health and juvenile justice professionals. SEAC, MSAC, and Gifted Advisory Committee will nominate their respective representative. All other members shall be nominated by the Division Superintendent or his designee. All selections are subject to the approval the Discipline Committee and appointment by the School Board.
The Task Force members will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. And, the Task Force will report to the Discipline Committee.
The Task Force will have 6 months from commencement to complete its review and provide a final report to the Discipline Committee. The Discipline Committee may grant extensions upon request.
The Task Force will have four main goals. These goals are, but are not limited to, the following:
Any portions of Board Policy §2-16, Committees, being to the contrary are suspended for the purposes of this motion.