Fairfax school leaders voted Thursday night to scale back the
practice of forced school transfers for students in disciplinary trouble
as they considered the most sweeping changes in more than a dozen years
to the county’s discipline policies.
The Fairfax County school system would seek to cut in half the number of
days that students are out of school awaiting decisions in their
discipline cases, according to an expanded proposal to revamp policies
that was presented to the School Board on Monday.