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An alternative school discipline

A recent study on alternative education by Ohio State University shows the form of school discipline works – but this is something Lawrence County educators already knew.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

A recent study on alternative education by Ohio State University shows the form of school discipline works – but this is something Lawrence County educators already knew.

The alternative school in Andis – a disciplinary option used by administrators in the county’s school districts – has drawn praise from the state for its low repeat-offender rate. It is one of just two alternative schools in the state to have fewer than 40 percent of its students return for subsequent offenses.

This shows the school is indeed working. It shows most of the students entering the school leave reformed. Furthermore, it shows the students are aware their conduct could lead to stiffer penalties later in life.

The school shows students that with actions come consequences, which could help the school serve as a crime deterrent.