The Fairfax County school board voted Thursday night to scale back the
practice of forced school transfers for students in disciplinary
trouble, as board members considered the most sweeping changes in more
than a dozen years to the county’s discipline policies.
As many high school seniors thrill over their college admission offers,
Nick Hanna wonders about the effect of his mistakes in Fairfax County.
Four Virginia colleges have turned him down, and two have placed him on
A growing number of Fairfax school officials support the idea of
creating audio recordings of student disciplinary proceedings as the
district seeks to respond to parent complaints about fairness and tone
in the hearing room.