OPRF has more than zero tolerance

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Thank you for printing my letter stating concerns about OPRF High School's zero tolerance policy ("Zero tolerance not the answer to discipline at OPRF," Jan. 5). After the Board of Education received my letter (and before you printed it), I received a call from the president of the board, Carlotta Lucchesi. What she said alleviated some of my concern. Apparently when a student is expelled, the school offers him/her an alternative education in their Harbor Program. This may include private tutoring. It is still my hope that each student who is expelled may benefit in the long run, and Mrs. Lucchesi assured me that that is the goal of the board also.

To quote a local celebrity, "And that is the rest of the story."
Lynette J. Colmey
River Forest

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