What high schools say about Safe Schools

William Cheatham,

disciplinarian, Manley

One of the four students who returned from a safe school this year “is still a habitual behavior problem,” he says. By January, the boy had been suspended for profanity and threatening a staff member. Cheatham says the boy’s mother and uncle told him they believe he wants to return to the safe school. The alternative school “worked well” for the other three students. Since their return, only one has broken a rule: He didn’t wear the required dress shirt to school one day.