- Session 1: 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 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 2015-16 discipline data, codes of conduct, and discipline referral forms to session.
- Session 2: What Are We Doing To Address Suspensions?: Assessing Ourselves & Alternatives To Suspension 101. This session aims to assist district and school staff in identifying and understanding what currently exists within their district or school building to address suspensions. Participants will receive an introduction and framework to alternatives to suspension.
- Session 3: Alternatives to Suspension 102. This session builds on session 2 and provides a deeper exploration of interventions that can decrease suspensions as well as serve as alternatives to suspension that employ a culturally responsive lens.
- Session 4: Taking Action to Support Our Students. This will be a working session designed to systemically incorporate alternatives to suspension to existing improvement plans. One goal will be to use a Culturally Responsive lens to develop, revise, or adapt existing policies, procedures or practices and incorporate Culturally Responsive interventions. Please bring existing improvement plans and current data to sessions.
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