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Hall board to discuss summer school changes
County may offer program in each high school
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A meeting by the Hall County school board tonight could bring new plans for summer school this year, as well as an updated anti-bullying policy.

Summer school for Hall County high schoolers has traditionally been held at a central location in Gainesville, Lanier Career Academy.

But for some students, particularly those who live outside the city, the commute can be inconvenient, said Eloise Barron, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.

“We will be looking at offering summer school in each of our high schools, rather than just one location,” she said. “We feel the students are more apt to come to their home school because transportation won’t be an issue.”

Barron said she will present cost estimates at the school board meeting, before members take a vote.

“It will cost a little more to run it that way, but not too much more,” she said.

The board may also approve an updated anti-bullying policy tonight, which includes tougher rules against bullying.

The Georgia General Assembly passed a law last year requiring the Georgia Department of Education to give more specific guidance to schools about handling bullying issues. The action came after an 11-year-old DeKalb County boy committed suicide, which his parents blamed on bullying at school.

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