This 2-part condensed series addresses alternatives to suspension through a Culturally Responsive (CR) lens by examining: 1) beliefs, policies, and practices and their relationship to disproportionate suspensions; 2) assessing districts/and schools' current discipline data and practices; 3) providing alternatives to suspension that consider cultural responsiveness; and 4) developing an action plan to responsively address suspensions. These are offered to any interested school district at NO COST.
Assessing Our Policies & Practices to Address Suspensions: Where to Start. This session introduces participants on how to examine discipline data using a culturally responsive lens. The session will also focus on deeply assessing a districts'/schools' discipline systems. This includes codes of conduct, referral forms, interventions, and school discipline procedures in order to identify how policies, and practices are impacting suspensions. Please bring 15-16 discipline data, codes of conduct, and discipline referral forms to session. Click here to register
What Are We Doing To Address Suspensions?:Alternatives To Suspension 101. This session aims to identify and develop an understanding on what currently exists within districts or school buildings to address suspensions. Further, participants will receive alternatives to suspension framework and interventions that decrease suspensions. Click here to register
***We highly encourage you attend with teams from your district. Since these sessions are conducted in a series and will build on each other, it will be important that the same team members attend each session. ***