Dothan City Schools to work on code of conduct

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Dothan City Schools have been back in class for six weeks.

First, there was construction work, reconfigurations, and the moving over 6,000 pieces of furniture.

Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards says the community's help prevented a logistical nightmare.

One thing she said the school system will have to continue to work on is enforcing the code of conduct.

Dr. Edwards says the dress code is working but they still have to monitor it at the middle and high school levels.

As for the cell phone policy, students are responding to it well, and principals have reported that there are now fewer distractions in classrooms.

She says it’s all to ensure students can learn, but everyone has to be on the same page.

"We strengthened our code of conduct and I can tell you that we are working on discipline, and we are working on consistency because it does matter if this principal is going to follow the code and this principal doesn't," says Edwards.

Edwards also says that the consolidation of the two schools high school has led to more advanced placement courses.

There were 7 at each high school but now they offer at least 22.

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