Wed., September 19, 2012 4:47am (EDT)

Bibb Schools Defend Discipline Policies
By Adam Ragusea
Updated: 2 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Bibb County Deputy Superintendent for Student Affairs Ed Judie in the Board of Education chambers. (photo: Adam Ragusea / GPB News)
Bibb County Deputy Superintendent for Student Affairs Ed Judie in the Board of Education chambers. (photo: Adam Ragusea / GPB News)
Bibb County schools have been under a lot of heat since both an outside investigation and reporting by the Telegraph of Macon indicated widespread underreporting of disciplinary problems.

Anonymous teachers say they routinely send disruptive kids to the office only to have them sent right back without consequence. Some teachers even say their superiors discourage them from reporting problems.

In this interview, Bibb County Deputy Superintendent for Student Affairs Ed Judie discusses the ongoing controversy.

Judie says he is still investigating the allegations made by teachers, but stands by the principle at the heart of the administration's discipline policy: it's better to keep troubled kids in the classroom if at all possible.