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FAILURE TO MAKE HONOR SOCIETY STIRS COMPLAINTS

A faculty committee's refusal to admit two Franklinville Central School sophomores to the National Honor Society next month prompted their parents to seek redress from the Board of Education last week.

Superintendent Richard M. Wachter said the two students met academic standards, but the decision was made not to select them for membership under guidelines for leadership, character and service.

Wachter said the board delegated the matter to him for a resolution, and he recommended upholding the committee's decision in one case. A review is under way in the second.

The parents, who attended Thursday's meeting, may appeal the matter before a national committee for the National Honor Society. Wachter said that the parents had the option of holding discussions behind closed doors but decided to speak out at the meeting.

In other business, the board updated its policy under Megan's Law to conform with the state mandate requiring the school district to notify staff and the community after receiving word from the Franklinville Village Police Department that a paroled sex offender has been released into the area.

The policy directs school officials to provide contacts for more information about the parolee if residents request it.

Wachter said the district has never received notice that a paroled sex offender is living in Franklinville.

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