On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, POWER-PAC, a DSC Organizational Member, testified at the Chicago Board of Education Meeting, supporting the passage of a revised Student Code of Conduct which will drastically reduce the number of days of suspensions CPS students experience. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “the new code would limit the opportunities for a principal to suspend; encourage more in-school suspensions; reduce the maximum number of suspension days, and emphasize corrective approaches, such as peace circles or social skills instruction, as the first response to misdeeds.” POWER-PAC Co-Chair Felipa Mena, was featured on Chicago's lead Spanish-language news, applauding CPS for passing the code with these revisions.
Join the Dignity in Schools Campaign–New York on Tuesday, June 5th as students, parents, teachers, and advocates from across the city convene a press conference to address the overuse of suspensions and other punitive discipline in New York City’s schools. We need your help in sending a strong message to the DOE that punitive discipline does not work.
Discipline Code, Montague Center Elementary, Gill-Montague Regional School District, Massachusetts.
Montague Center Elementary, Gill-Montague Regional School District, Massachusetts