You send your child to a public school expecting a positive and nurturing environment as well as to receive a quality education by quality teachers. You, as a parent do not know everything that transpires in the classroom but are confident that your child is safe and secure. Some districts are aiming to improve the quality of its school by attempting to lower the suspensions of its students.
Below is an excerpt from a news paper article regarding the local education agency that is striving to reduce suspensions, but in turn, has since increase them districtwide.
The following is written by Greg Childress of The Herald Sun
DURHAM, NC - Principals at Durham Public Schools handed down 42 percent more short-term suspensions during the 2016-17 school year than they did the previous year. At some schools suspensions more than doubled.
The number of short-term suspensions, those lasting fewer than 10 days, increased for all but six of the school district’s 23 middle and high schools. Meanwhile 17 of 30 elementary schools saw increases. In all, 34 of 53 schools saw more suspensions.
But it was in the high schools where the increases were most dramatic.