Longview School District

The Longview School Board is expected to review updates to the student immunization policy and appoint members to a new committee during Monday’s board meeting.

The board is also slated to hear reports on updated student demographics and on how a conscious discipline training session for teachers held over the summer went.

Conscious discipline is a method of dealing with students’ behavioral issues that takes into account emotional health and focuses on solving the root of the behavior, according to the conscious discipline website.

Board president CJ Nickerson is also expected to appoint two school board members to the new policy committee. The policy committee, created on Sept. 23, is in charge of reviewing proposed policy changes and making recommendations to the board.

Monday’s agenda includes first readings on two procedures and one policy:

  • Board subcommittees, district standing committees and board liaisons: Procedure. Name changed from the Leadership and Learning Committee to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.
  • Student immunization and life-threatening conditions: Policy and procedure. Added a section to clarify that philosophical or personal objection exemptions to immunizations can not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The change will bring the policy into line with new state immunization laws.

School board meetings are open to the public and are held at the district office board room, 2715 Lilac St., at 6:30 p.m.

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