May 14, 2019, News10, Tampa, FL: Polk schools unveil plan to improve response to student behavior problems https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/polk-schools-unveil-plan-to-improve-response-to-student-behavior-problems/67-e4738836-df98-457a-998d-4f40c0616830 BARTOW, Fla. — Polk County Schools unveiled a new district-wide School Discipline and Student Behavior Response Plan on Tuesday. The plan includes goals for improving the district’s response to issues like bullying and says while the overall number of student discipline behaviors is down, the district has seen an increase in highly disruptive and intense student behaviors. “What I don’t think we do well as a district here yet, what I’ve been pushing for a long time, is to have some district-level standards for how we intervene,” Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend told 10News….
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