In 2011, Wright County Court Services and the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District began a collaborative effort to provide an alternative to out-of-school suspension for students in grades 6-12 called wRight Choice. The idea was to keep the students on pace academically, provide restorative measures to get them back into school and teach them that their actions have consequences.
Court Services Director Mike MacMillan came before the Wright County Board at its May 21 meeting to give the commissioners an update on the program. He said the program has grown markedly over the two-and-a-half years it has been in operation and that, while he was confident the program would be a success, he wasn’t sure how other school districts would receive the program.
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