New Ulm School Board Expels Student 14 Oct 11

The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday unanimously agreed to expel a 17-year-old student for 12 months. Superintendent Harold Remme says that all state and district requirements for an expulsion have been met. Remme would not comment on the specific reason for the expulsion, other than the boy “engaged in conduct that significantly disrupted the rights of others to an education and endangered other pupils and school property.” In other business, the school board applied for a Minnesota State High School League grant to offset student activity fees for students on free or reduced lunch. That affects about 45 students in grades 9-through-12. The school board also approved the expansion of the Knowledge Bowl program to include grades 7 and 8.