Student Discipline Working Group examines suspension/expulsion data

discipline

The Student Discipline Working Group met on Tuesday, September 27, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) office in Roseville.

The Group had asked MDE for more data, and the meeting began with their presentation. In-school suspensions are reported only for special education students. Of the out-of-school discipline days, expulsions account for nearly 86 percent. Many of the numbers show a downward trend in out-of-school discipline days. The rate of decline is flatter for early grades, although the numbers are still decreasing.

For next steps, the Group asked for identification of school districts that were successfully decreasing their out-of-school discipline to try to identify best practices. The Group was interested in looking for ways to support schools rather than applying additional rules. Hopefully this focus will continue.

The next meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, in Conference Center A, Room 13 at the MDE office.

About mnmsba

The Minnesota School Boards Association, a leading advocate for public education, supports, promotes and strengthens the work of public school boards.
This entry was posted in Student Discipline Working Group and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s