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School suspensions drop slightly in Abbotsford

Out-of-school suspensions in Abbotsford were down about six per cent in 2010-11 compared to the previous year, according to a report released by the school district.

Overall, there were 805 suspensions, with the highest number (167) occurring in Grade 10, followed by Grades 9 and 11. Categories causing the most suspensions were drugs, defiance and fighting.

About 20 per cent of the suspensions were referred to the Alternative to Suspension Program, a partnership with the Chilliwack YMCA based out of the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. In school-suspensions totalled 683 for the same period.

 

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