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Fairfax school board weighs discipline changes

The Fairfax County School Board is expected tonight to vote on changes to student discipline in the Washington region’s largest school system.

The board meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School in the Falls Church area of Fairfax.

Discipline has become a major issue in the county in recent months, following concerns some parents have raised about the severity and proportionality of punishments for certain students who break rules.

The Post’s Donna St. George has covered the debate and this morning previewed the meeting in this story.

Fairfax, with more than 170,000 students, is by far the largest system in Virginia and in the D.C. region.

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Nick Anderson covers higher education for The Washington Post. He has been a writer and editor at The Post since 2005.


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