On Wednesday, the school board considers whether to approve a formal resolution with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The five-year plan posted on the school district’s website focuses initially on 38 of the district’s 86 schools. Its goals include an overall reduction in out-of-school suspensions, as well as the suspensions of African-American and special education students, who are far more likely to be sent home from school than their peers. If the resolution is approved, the feds will halt their investigation before they conclude whether the district has, indeed, engaged in discriminatory student discipline practices.
Read more of the resolution HERE and an update from Oct. 3rd.