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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
June 27, 2017

Agenda Item Title
First Reading on Proposed Amendments to Policy JKD, "Suspensions, Exclusions and Expulsions of Students"

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Providing all students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential and ensuring that there is no discernible difference between the achievement levels of students by race, gender or economic level

Staff Present

​Dawn Robinson, Chief School Performance Officer
Lisa Barnes, Executive Director of Student Discipline and Behavior Support

Main Points

​Proposed amendments to Policy JKD, "Suspensions, Exclusions, and Expulsions of Students," are before the Board for First Reading.  The proposed amendments are an explicit statement of the Board's commitment to the reduction and avoidance of out-of-school suspensions.  They are the result of numerous discussions by the Policy Committee of ways to reduce the numbers of students in grades preK – 2 who receive out-of-school suspensions.  In response to these discussions, a cross-functional team of staff has worked to increase effective interventions for young children who cause disruptions at school and to provide other supports for principals.  This policy change was considered by the Policy Committee on June 22, 2017 and was approved by a 3 – 1 vote. 

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
reports/information items