Metro school district suggests virtual learning for disruptive students until behavior improves

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — In a bold move to address discipline issues, the Clayton County School District announced a new approach to tackling bad behavior and violence in schools.

Disruptive students will be shifted to virtual learning until their conduct is under control.

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Interim Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith emphasized the importance of preserving the sanctity of the classroom and providing a peaceful learning environment for all students.

He acknowledged that the district has seen its fair share of disruptive and violent behavior and that the new measures are designed to help restore the learning process.

For high school and junior high students, virtual learning will be implemented as a disciplinary measure. Elementary aged students who are disruptive will be sent to what the district calls an ‘opportunity room’ at their school to learn instead of being sent home.


“The mitigation of disruptive students will be a shared responsibility between the school system and parents,” said Smith.

The district is also adding positive activities for students, such as bringing back athletics to elementary schools.

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