Huntsville City Schools to unveil new ‘Behavioral Learning Guide’ on Thursday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - We told you about Huntsville City School's behavioral learning guide back in April. At that time, it was still being written and drafts were still being looked over. On Thursday, parents and students will be introduced to the guide for the upcoming school year.

The Huntsville City School system has been working on this new guide to replace their old code of conduct since the beginning of 2016. This guide is tailored to empower teachers with consistency and guidance when it comes to disciplinary issues in the classroom.

A team of eight principals and teachers created the behavioral learning guide to meet the consent order requirements from a federal judge. The committee intends for the guide to remedy several disciplinary issues that occurred in the school system this past year.

Throughout its design, the district held several community meetings to gather input from parents before finalizing the document to implement this year.

There will be two guides -- one for elementary students and another for middle and high school students.

On Thursday, there will be an information night for parents and students at Sonnie Hereford Elementary from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. This will include a presentation on the new guide and give an opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have.

Huntsville City Schools says additional meetings will be scheduled to provide more opportunities for those who would like to attend.