More on last night’s hazing autopsy at Millburn school board meeting

By Tina Kelley
The Local/New York Times
Last night’s Millburn school board meeting was full to the brim with news, more than we could get in to the live-blog format last night, or into the newspaper this morning. (Oh the brain gymnastics required in listening, typing, writing and answering instant messages all at once! Live blogging is fun, but requires many neurons to fire all at once.)

Beyond the headlines that administrators have been ordered “back to school” for sensitivity training and must come up with a plan in the next two months to stop hazing, here are other developments around the hazing issue that drew about 50 concerned parents to the Education Center.

First off, several people have e-mailed to ask about the suspensions given in past years to senior girls caught having hazed freshman. Do they show up on transcripts? I spoke with Millburn High School’s principal, Dr. William Miron, before the meeting about this. “It’s not a clear-cut answer,” he said.

He said the district does not report every suspension, noting that students have been suspended over the years for relatively small offenses, like smoking. “That’s not something we really share” with colleges and others, he said.

These days, the district has a more clear-cut suspension policy, he said. “Now we have the policy, if we think a student is dangerous to themselves or others, they’re suspended.” Full story.


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