Two Janesville students expelled in drug cases
JANESVILLE—The Janesville School Board expelled two middle school students Tuesday. Both were accused of delivering a prescription drug on school grounds.
Director of Student Services Yolanda Cargile would not say what the drugs were, how much was delivered or how many students received the drugs.
Officials do not reveal most details of expulsion offenses so that students cannot be indirectly identified. Identifying expelled students violates state and federal privacy laws.
Both students are expelled through their 21st birthdays but can apply for reinstatement starting in September 2014 if they comply with certain conditions.
The conditions include attending an alternative school, maintaining complete sobriety, submitting to drug tests, submitting to searches, taking prescribed medication and staying out of trouble with the law and at home.
If reinstated early, the students must continue to comply with these rules and maintain satisfactory school attendance, behavior and schoolwork.
This brings to eight the number of expulsions this school year, compared with two at this time last year.
One of the expulsions the board heard Tuesday had been held on abeyance from the 2012-13 school year, so it is not counted for the current school year.