Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Week of Action

Students representing MSAN (Multicultural Student Achievement Network) and CORe (Changing Our Reality every day) recently
joined Dignity In School's Week of Action with the goal of bringing awareness to the national issue of school pushout.

Students at Carrboro High School participated in a student survey about bullying, student code of conduct and positive ways to reduce suspensions.

Suggested strategies include:

  * Use positive interventions instead of suspensions, expulsions or arrest and end racial disparities in discipline;
  * Fully implement positive alternatives such as SWPBIS (School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) and Restorative Practice;
  * Engage students and parents in decision-making about discipline policies.