School suspension statistics released for Central West

School suspension statistics released for Central West

New figures have been released showing that Bathurst public schools handed out a total of 157 suspensions in 2011.

This equates to 2.3 percent of the schools population, making their figures on par with state averages.

However Orange public schools have recorded a suspension of 2.7 percent of students, which is slightly above average.

The figures come from the Suspensions and Expulsions 2011 report, which has shown that there were 1037 long suspensions across the western New South Wales region, and 20 students were expelled.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education and Communities stresses that schools remain among the safest places for children, and that procedures enforce principals take strong actions in situations that prove a risk to staff and other students.

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