Ponca City public schools instate Saturday school

Ponca City Now - August 22, 2014 10:05 am

Ponca City High School will start using Saturday school soon. The school board said this is to focus on chronic truancy, tardiness and discipline.

It will be held at the high school from 9 to 11 a.m. During this time students will not only work on academic subjects, but address the specific reason they are there. Students will have mandatory work to do that relates directly to the reason they were assigned Saturday school. They will also be required to bring homework or a book to read, for after they complete the mandatory work.

Administrators will assign Saturday school, while certified teachers will monitor the class. The goal of this is to make disciplinary action relevant to the reason the action is being taken and to facilitate a change in negative behavior.


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