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the class­room, things that are caus­ing them dif­fi­cul­ties in the class­room, and we also need to pro­vide sup­port for our teach­ers in the class­room.”

Holl­stein said it is im­por­tant for par­ents to un­der­stand that Aspire is not in­tended to

be a pun­ish­ment.

“This is some­thing to help our kids who are strug­gling,” Holl­stein said. “We feel that once we get this in place, par­ents will be very ap­pre­cia­tive, be­cause they won’t be get­ting the calls every day about be­hav­ior, be­cause we’ll be pro­vid­ing the sup­ports their chil­dren need so they can be suc­cess­ful.”

Holl­stein said the pro­grams

are in­tended to re­spond to con­cerns and help build a safe school en­vi­ron­ment.

“We need to have safe and or­derly en­vi­ron­ments in or­der for teach­ers to teach and stu­dents to learn,” Holl­stein said.

Linda McLaugh­lin, pres­i­dent of the Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion of Charles County, the union for teach­ers and other cer­tifi­cated school em­ploy­ees, said mem­bers have been con­cerned

about dis­ci­pline is­sues in schools.

“Our mem­bers were en­cour­aged that the dis­ci­pline ma­trix was be­ing ex­am­ined and their con­cerns from the Board of Ed town hall were be­ing heard. Thank you,” McLaugh­lin told the board.

Sean Heyl of White Plains, a lan­guage arts teacher at Mau­rice J. McDonough High School, was pleased with the

school board’s ef­forts as a first step.

“I ap­plaud your rec­om­men­da­tions and re­vi­sions. The ar­eas you have re­vised will have a more se­cure im­pact in all of our schools, specif­i­cally for me, in the ar­eas of bul­ly­ing, dis­re­spect and fight­ing,” Heyl said. “It is with this grat­i­tude and sin­cer­ity that I would like to con­tinue this di­a­logue.”

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