Pasco schools expelled 38 students in 2012-13
For the first time in recent years, the Pasco County school district has provided a cumulative report on the numbers of students who were expelled during the past academic year.
It's not a huge number.
From August 2012 through July 2013, the district expelled 38 students for various infractions, including 11 for what was termed "continuous disruptive behavior." Nineteen of the students were in the high schools, 10 in the alternative education centers and nine in the middle schools.
The number came from 63 infractions that had been up for possible expulsions during the year.
Schools with the most expulsions were Schwettman Education Center (5), Irvin Education Center (4), and Pasco High and Stewart Middle (3 each).
School Board members have, from time to time, asked the district administration to toughen disciplinary actions to ensure the most disruptive students are not just shuffled from school to school. Superintendent Kurt Browning has made clear his intent to keep schools safe for the students who want to be there.