For 20 months, the Board of Education has sat on its hands regarding its out-of-school suspension policy that has proven ineffective and dangerous. But, because of our hard work, they recently proposed changes that would alter the suspension policy: ending out out-of-school suspensions for Pre-Kindergarten, working to communicate more with elementary school parents, and adding more student support rooms and counselors.
This is a step in the right direction, but it's only the start. We must keep the pressure on until they end out-of-school suspensions for non-violent infractions! We should be working with our kids in the schools, not putting them out on the streets! Sign our petition urging the Board to act now!