School Board mulling changes

WILTON – The board of the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School is considering changes to policies on attendance and student safety.

The changes were first discussed Wednesday, and further discussions will be held at the School Board’s next meeting on Sept. 22. Board meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

Under the new attendance policy, absences would be counted each semester instead of quarterly. The policy also would clarify the guidelines on allowable absences and give the principal more flexibility in such areas as visits to colleges and family vacations, as well as dealing with unexpected circumstances.

The school policy on pupil safety, harassment and bullying will be changed to meet new guidelines passed by the state Legislature last summer.

“It’s not clear to me what was happening or not happening to cause these (legislative) changes,” Superintendent Francine Fullam told the board. “I expect some parents weren’t getting due process over an incident. Some people felt that nothing was being done.”