Saturday, August 19, 2017

Russian schools can now expel drunk students

The Russian Ministry of Education recently issued an order allowing schools to expel students for disciplinary infractions.

The schools' new ability to expel offending students is not without limits. The order does not allow any student under 15 to be expelled for any reason. Students may only be expelled for extreme disciplinary infractions, including becoming intoxicated on any substance while on school grounds. Immoral behavior and repeated failure to complete the curriculum may also result in expulsion, Mir66 reports.

The order also introduces mandates to discourage students from reckless or careless behavior, which ministry officials hope will reduce school bullying. Additionally, teachers are now required to disclose their surnames and level of education on school websites.

Under the new guidelines, educators are compelled to inform authorities of students living under hostile conditions, Mir66 reports.