LINCOLN The Alcona Community Schools Board of Education dispensed with regular business in less than 15 minutes. Then they went into a student discipline hearing, which was closed to the public.
After the 45-minute hearing, School Superintendent Shawn Thornton said she couldn't discuss the case involving a male student. However, the board voted 4-1 to have him expelled, with School Board Member Linda Champagne voting against the motion. Members William Cordes and Joel Blohm were absent.
Earlier in the meeting, High School Principal Terry Allison reported that more than 140 students made the fall honor roll out of 370 enrolled in middle and high school. Students received their report cards Nov. 7.
Approximately 60 students were on the principal's honor roll with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Eighty-eight made the regular honor roll.
Overall, 51 percent of the students were girls, 49 percent boys.
Allison said in another academic achievement, 17 students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society last week. Nine joined the National Honor Society.
In other business:
the board approved payment of $613,800 in bills for the month of October.
Elementary School Principal Dan O'Connor reminded the board that parent-teacher conferences will begin Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the elementary school for parents of grade-school students, and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for parents of older students. The conferences continue Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in both buildings.
school will be closed Friday.
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