disciplinary practices update - Broward County Public Schools

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DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES
UPDATE
Student Support Initiatives
2013-14
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Current State of Affairs
• Arrests
 (2011-12) 1,062 school-related; 754 misdemeanors
 Between July 2012 and February 2013
• Broward – 562 school-related arrest
• 8% Reduction From Previous Year
• Palm Beach
 41% Reduction
• Dade
 17% Reduction
• Florida
 15% Reduction
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Current State of Affairs /Broward
Total Number of Suspensions By Student Race/Ethnicity
(2011-12)
70,000
60,000
50,000
40,000
Black
Hispanic
White
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
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Current State of Affairs /Broward
Incidents Resulting In A Suspension (2011-12)
35,000
30,000
25,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
Black
Hispanic
White
0
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Percentage of Expulsion Abeyance
Placement Among General Education
Students
MF - 0
MM - .5
IF - 0
IM - .5
AF - 0
AM - 1
WF - 5
WM - 17
HF - 4
HM - 13
BF - 11
BM - 48
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
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Percentage of Expulsion Abeyance
Placement Among Exceptional Education
Students
MF - 0
MM - 0
IF - 0
IM - 0
AF - 0
AM - 0
WF - 2
WM - 16
HF - 4
HM - 17
BF - 6
BM - 55
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
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Frequency of Expulsion Abeyance Events
Among General Education Students 2012-2013 School Year
V.A.3.r - False Report Bomb Threat
V.A.3.p - Extortion -1
V.A.3.k - Battery on SB Employee - 1
V.A.3.j - Serious Battery - 19
V.A.3.h - Robbery / Attempted Robbery - 13
V.A.3.d - Class A Weapon - 27
V.A.3.c - Sexual Battery - 2
V.A.3.a - Serious Assault - 2
IV.A.7 - Class B Weapon - 2
IV.A.6 - Grand Theft - 1
IV.A.5 - Campus Disruption - 4
IV.A.3 - Battery - 3
IV.A.2 - Assault - 7
III.C - Transmittal of Substances - 21
III.B.1 - Unauthorized Substance - 14
III.A.3 - 3rd Offense Drugs - 1
III.A.2 - 2nd Offense Drugs - 52
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
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Frequency of Expulsion Abeyance Events
Among Exceptional Education Students 2012-2013 School Year
V.A.3.k - Battery on SB Employee - 2
V.A.3.j - Serious Battery - 9
V.A.3.h - Robbery / Attempted Robbery - 2
V.A.3.d - Class A Weapon - 8
V.A.3.a - Serious Assault - 4
IV.A.5 - Substantial Campus Disruption - 2
IV.A.3 - Battery - 2
IV.A.2 - Assault - 1
IV.A.1 - Serious Breach of Conduct - 2
III.C - Transmittal of Substance - 4
III.B.1 - Unauthorized Substance - 2
III.A.2 - 2nd Offense Drugs - 13
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
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Arrest Data By Race
Between July 2012 and February 2013
500
450
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
Race
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The Hard Facts….
• 2011- Broward County had the highest number
of school-related arrests in the State of Florida
• Broward County Public Schools is a major
contributor to the school to prison pipeline in
Florida
• Black and Brown males disproportionately
affected
• We can’t ignore the facts…We MUST Act!
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Myths
• Schools must implement harsh, zero tolerance,
“tough on crime” approaches in order to best protect
students from harm and keep schools safe.
• Police engagement is the most effective means of
preventing school violence and making the school
environment safe.
• Only the most dangerous students end up in
court as the result of incidents at school.
• Students who are arrested at school or referred to
court from school receive needed services from a nonpunitive juvenile system.
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BCPS Efforts to Address the
Issue
• District’s Discipline Vision & Mission
• Eliminate the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse
Pipeline Collaborative Role of Police, Courts, Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice, NAACP, Public
Defenders Office and State Attorneys Office
Collaborative Role of Parents & Community
• Engagement of parent & Community, BTU,
BPAA
• Proposed Memorandum of Understanding
Between The School District, law enforcement,
and others
•
Policy Changes
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Accountability & Liability
Principal Discretion Statement: “ School principals
have the discretion to deviate from these
guidelines by assessing an appropriate
consequence other than stated in the Discipline
Matrix if he or she determines in his or her sole
discretion that there are mitigating or aggravating
circumstances”
-Superintendent’s Accountability Structure
-Council of State Government Justice Center
-Advancement Project
-Local Advocates
-Office of Civil Rights
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PROMISE
Goal: to reduce school related arrests
for non-violent misdemeanors
 Not an option; it is an opportunity
 Behavior-focused intervention
 You play a critical role
 Juvenile Justice System of Care
 Transition Process
 Civil Citation
 Restorative Justice
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Questions
Amalio Nieves, Debra Kearns or Nordia Sappleton
754.321.2568
Al Alexis, Chris Bolden, or Scott Jarvis
754.321.3636
PROMISE at Pine Ridge Education Center
• Belinda Hope, Principal
• Adrienne Dixson, AP Designee
• Lakeshia Flint, AP Designee
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Resources
• Advancement Project
 advancementproject.org
• National School Board Association
 nsba.org
legalclips.nsba.org
Publication: Addressing the Out-of-School
Suspension Crisis
 American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
 National Education Association (NEA)
 The National Association of Elementary School
Principal (NAESP)
 The National Association of Secondary School
Principals (NASSP)
Numerous National Conferences on this issue
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Great School Leaders:
 View discipline as an educative rather than a
punitive opportunity
 Value the students rights to an education and finds
them worthy of the investment of time and
opportunity to develop academic and appropriate
behavior skills
 Are advocates for social justice
 Address Equity issues
 Move the dialogue…by having “Courageous
Conversations”
 Are “champions” for children
Be A Champion!

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