- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A report from the Lafayette Parish School System finds disciplinary incidents up 13.5 percent from August through November, compared to the same time period in 2014.

Most of the incidents took place in high schools, with the most common infractions including willful disobedience, habitual tardiness, skipping class and leaving school or class without permission.

The report was requested by The Daily Advertiser (https://bit.ly/1YVrW3R).

That report showed 5,866 disciplinary incidents during those months in 2015, compared to 5,167 incidents in the same months last year.

Among elementary schools, the highest number of disciplinary incidents were at Alice Boucher Elementary (218).

The most common elementary school incidents were willful disobedience (386).

Steve Fruge, the school system’s supervisor of child welfare and attendance, said he still was analyzing the data, and plans to speak with some principals in January about why there are some increases in incidents, as well as what can be done to reduce the numbers.

Eight Lafayette Parish middle schools had decreases in disciplinary infractions.

The most common middle school incidents were willful disobedience (415).

All five Lafayette Parish high schools had more disciplinary incidents this year. The number of incidents so far in 2015 included 556 incidents at Acadiana High.

The most common high school infractions included willful disobedience (775).


Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com

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