Attendance Up and Disciplinary Problems Down
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:19:18 GMT —
A new report shows the new grade structure at Columbia Public Schools has increased attendance and lowered the amount of disciplinary problems.
The district got rid of junior high schools this year.
The new policy has sixth through eighth graders attending middle schools.
Freshmen through seniors attend high schools.
School leaders said the change also gives students more opportunities to play sports and take advantage of other extra curricular activities.