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In keeping with the tone set by the Obama administration, Fairfax County is about to relax its rules of discipline.
The move will provide more wiggle room in the event of snow days.
Starting next week, parents can let the school board know what they think about a plan to move back high school start times.
Students in seven of Fairfax County's 25 high schools will no longer have the option to purchase soda.
Fairfax County school officials have voted to change the district's discipline system, allowing for lighter punishments for certain infractions.
The question of whether schools should have guns and/or armed officers is a subject of nationwide debate since 26 elementary students and staff were killed in a December shooting in Newton, Conn.
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