"If there is a reason why a person can't go to school without being harassed, that's reason for expulsion," said Mike Davis, board member.
A new resource officer, Rex Rader, is scheduled to begin patrolling the schools later this month, and this may help with the situation, Davis said.
Dale Wilson, director of pupil personnel, said the board wants to provide a safe environment. "I assure you we want your daughter back in school and we'll do everything we can to get her back."
Gosser said he wants some assurance of safety before his child returns to school. He wants her to make a passing grade.
Superintendent Linda Hatter said steps are being taken and the issue has been addressed.
Winter Huff, board attorney, said the board is following policy and procedures concerning the matter, but it cannot guarantee a child's safety.
"Policy and procedure have failed my daughter, and they need to be improved," Gosser said. "Something needs to be done."
The board also:
* Adopted a measure allowing principals to approve school-related trips within the county, but the board has to decide on out-of-county trips.
* Agreed to allow a certain number of students to attend out-of-county schools, but only if the same number of students come to Casey schools.
* Learned the high natural gas bills are due to increase. Last month, the board paid the city $6,000 for a bill at one school. Mayor Steve Sweeney explained that prices have risen from $2.80 per unit of gas to $8.10 in the past five years. Natural gas prices are the highest in history, he said, adding, "the American people are being shafted by someone out there."
* Granted a leave of absence for Melissa Vaughn, a teacher at Middleburg.
* Heard Steve Sweeney say the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy drug kits will be ready by the end of the month for parents who want to administer the kits on their children. The kits will be available through Rader, the resource officer.
* Learned from Superintendent Hatter's report that Dorothy Terwilliger, instructional assistant, has been transferred to preschool; Lila Atwood and Karen Ellison have been named instructional assistants; Angie Patterson has been hired for the Reading First Program at Middleburg; and Kathy Matthews has resigned to take another job.